British Airways has confirmed that Los Angeles will be the launch destination for its first A380 aircraft from this October. The superjumbo will be rostered onto the Heathrow-LAX route from 15 October, with tickets on sale from 6 March.
BA will then add the A380 to its Hong Kong route from 15 November, with tickets also on sale from 6 March.
To launch the ticket sales, BA is offering World Traveller return tickets to LA for £499 (£559 for Hong Kong services), with the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus for an extra £380, and Club World fares starting from £3,800 for two people.
BA’s A380 configuration will accommodate 469 passengers in four classes:
- First: 14 seats at the front of the main deck
- Club World (Business class): 44 seats on the main deck, 53 seats on the upper deck
- World Traveller Plus (Premium economy): 55 seats on the upper deck
- World Traveller (Economy): both decks, total 303 seats