Date Posted: 16/08/2018
Throughout August, British Airways will improve their range of Champagnes and English Sparkling wines that are offered to their customers, with brand new bottles of bubbles being added to many of the airlines flight and lounges around the world. So, no matter whether you are travelling in the luxurious First Class cabin, Club World or simply just relaxing before your flight in one of their lounges new champagnes will soon be on offer. This improvement to British Airways is all part of a £4.5 billion (AUD$7.8 million) investment over the next five years.
Currently the London based airlines serves over two million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine each year. The airline is now offering passengers in their First Class Lounges Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Champagne and Champagne Jeeper Brut Grand Rosé. If you are lucky enough to be travelling in First Class on board a British Airways flight Gusborne English Sparking Wine and Lanson Rosé Champagne will be offered throughout the flight.
On long haul business class flights in the lux Club World cabin Canard-Duchene Cuvee Lèonie Brut Champagne and Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Rosé will be offered to passengers. Each new combination will consist of one white and one rosé offering.
Castelnau Champagne will continue to be served in British Airways Business Class Galleries Lounges along with Laurent-Perrier’s Grand Siècle continuing to be served in First Class.
It’s far more than just champagne and sparkling wine that’s getting improved with the use of the £4.5 billion investment. Food and drink will also be upgraded, with over £600 million been set aside in the airlines Club World, focusing on a new restaurant style dining experience and a new sleep proposition, partnering with “The White Company” to offer luxurious bedding on board.
The airlines own lounges are also greatly benefiting from this huge investment, with the airline already unveiling their new lounges in Rome and Aberdeen, with another brand new lounge set to open in New York later this year, followed by the new Geneva, San Francisco, Johannesburg, Chicago and Heathrow Lounges.
“With investment well underway for our customers, we are committed to continuing to improve the variety of food and drink on offer. We blind test all our wines and these options performed incredibly well, both on the ground and in the air.” Said Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering.
The £4.5 billion investment for customers over the next five years also includes the installation of wifi and power outlets to every seat on board, the airline will also re-fit 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors as well as taking delivery of 72 brand new aircraft at the same time.