New comfortable seats with adjustable “ears” and sliding headrests are part of a £1.5 million refurbishment of British Airways aircraft used on UK domestic routes.
The airline has ordered almost 1,400 new seats to be installed on all seven of its domestic Boeing 757 jets by July 1. New carpets will also be fitted on the aircraft.
The refit is all part of the airline`s commitment to boost services and comfort levels for the six million people who travel each year on British Airways domestic routes from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen each year.
The new customer friendly seats, to be fitted during routine maintenance stops, will boast sliding tables, folding arm rests and contoured backs and cushions to provide extra support and additional legroom. The seats will be upholstered in the same blue colour scheme as the airline`s new longhaul World Traveller seats.
Martin George, British Airways` Director of Marketing, said: “Domestic services are very much our shop window, carrying six million people a year. This investment is a huge boost for our customers in Scotland and the North of England who will really enjoy the new seats which deliver superior levels of comfort.”