British Airways refurbished 777-200 takes on Bahrain skies

Paolo De Renzis, Area Commercial Manager Middle East and Central Asia addressing the media during a presentation in Manama on Monday
Paolo De Renzis, Area Commercial Manager Middle East and Central Asia addressing the media during a presentation in Manama on Monday
Customers flying British Airways from Bahrain can now experience the airline’s very latest seats and cabins following the complete refit of 40% of its Boeing 777-200 fleet, which frequently serve the GCC routes.

A multi-million Pound investment sees 18 of British Airways’ 46 Boeing 777-200 aircraft fitted with a new First cabin, new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins and the airline’s latest Thales in-flight entertainment system.

“The refurbishment of our aircraft is another one of our investments to improve the passenger experience, which is at the centre of everything we do. This modern and ambitious refit is part of our £5 billion investment plan, and will allow customers flying on our Manama route to see smarter cabins and new technologies,” Paolo De Renzis, Area Commercial Manager Middle East and Central Asia, said.

Paolo was in Bahrain to meet the local media said that the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular and the GCC in general serves as vital pillar of business of British Airways in the region.

“Our Bahraini customers will be able to enjoy the very best travel experience British Airways has to offer, making life more comfortable in the air and on the ground,” he added.

Each aircraft had a staggering 13 kilometres of wiring removed and new fibre optic cables installed to power the new in-flight entertainment system. New widescreens have been fitted in Club World and customers flying on these refitted Boeing 777-200s can now also experience the airline’s sophisticated new First cabin. New seats and cabins in World Traveller Plus and World Traveller feature the latest cushioning technology and in-seat power sockets.

The Thales in-flight entertainment system offers over 700 hours of movies, TV and music options on demand; that’s more than 230 TV programmes, 70 films and 400 CDs – providing customers with 50 per cent more choice on movies and doubling the range of TV and music options, as well as plug and play technology.

Each cabin also gets bigger, high-resolution widescreens. Customers in World Traveller will be able to watch TV and films on 35 per cent larger video touch screens (now 8.9 inches); in World Traveller Plus they are 60 per cent larger (now 10.6 inches); Club World widescreens increase by 16.3 per cent (now 12.1 inches) while the new First screens increase by 275 per cent (now 15.4 inches)

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