British Airways Launches A380 Service Between London and Washington, D.C.

Carrier Debuts Upgraded Lounge in Washington

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 October 2014
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DSC_0803British Airways announced the launch of Airbus A380 superjumbo service on its route between London Heathrow and Washington Dulles International Airport.

The airline will operate the A380 on five flights a week between the two capital cities through the end of October, at which point the A380 service will begin to operate daily.  The flights will be in addition to the carrier’s daily Boeing 747 service, and its thrice weekly 777 service between London Heathrow and Washington Dulles.

British Airways’ A380s are outfitted with 469 seats across two decks and four cabins.  The first-class cabin has 14 suites, each with fully lie-flat seats with a seat pitch of 78”.  The Club World business-class cabin has 97 fully lie-flat seats in a forwards-backwards configuration, all with a seat pitch of 72”.  The World Traveller Plus premium economy section accommodates 55 passengers and there are 303 seats in coach.

Also on Thursday, the airline unveiled its upgraded lounge for first- and business-class passengers at Washington Dulles.  The 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) lounge offers views of the runway, and can accommodate up to 200 passengers.

The space also features business facilities, shower suites, a private VIP area, snacks and light meals, and bar areas with complimentary wines and spirits.  In addition, passengers traveling in first class also have access to a private dining room.

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