BA to launch ‘Dreamliner’ from Dubai-London – with just 8 First class seats

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British Airways wants to take you from Dubai to London in style – and has made its First class cabin smaller and more exclusive as it looks to entice the wealthiest of jetsetters.

The airline says it will start flying the new, fuel efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Dubai-London Heathrow route from October 2016.

One big change is that there will be just eight seats in its new First class service, compared to the 14 on BA’s other long-haul aircraft.

The move will give “even more exclusivity and privacy to customers”, BA says.

“The new First generation cabin is particularly popular with our customers who are looking for that bit of extra luxury when flying, which is complemented by our quintessentially British service,” said Paolo De Renzis, Head of Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Sales for British Airways.

First class fares from Dubai to London currently start at a cool Dh28,545 ($7,770, £5,130). Business class fares start at Dh12,705, with premium economy at Dh4,575 and economy at Dh2,500.

The Dreamliner aircraft was launched on BA’s Abu Dhabi and Muscat routes in November, and the airline says it will start flying the new plane to Jeddah in July 2016.

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