Feeling bubbly with British Airways
This month, British Airways is set to improve its range of champagnes and English sparkling wines for customers travelling in First and Club World cabins and First lounges, as part of its £4.5 billion investment across the airline over the next five years.
The airline, which serves more than two million bottles of bubbles a year, will now offer the following:
- Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Champagne
- Champagne Jeeper Brut Grand Rosé
- Gusbourne, English Sparkling Wine
- Lanson Rosé Champagne
Club World Cabin
- Canard-Duchêne Cuvee Léonie Brut Champagne
- Champagne Besserat de Bellefon
Castelnau champagne will continue to be served in the airline’s business class Galleries Lounges, while Laurent-Perrier’s Grand Siècle will also still be served in First. In Club Europe, customers will be served Castelnau champagne in quarter sized bottles.
Colin Talbot, Head of Catering at British Airways, said: “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.”
Improved food and drink represents part of the airline’s ongoing investment for customers including a £600m investment in Club World, focusing on a new restaurant style dining service and a new sleep proposition with luxurious bedding by The White Company.
Lounges are also benefitting from the investment and the airline has already unveiled new lounges in Rome and Aberdeen. Another new lounge is due to open in New York later this year followed by Geneva, San Francisco, Johannesburg, Chicago and Heathrow.
The project also includes the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 longhaul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft.