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British Airways debuts first Airbus 380

UK-based carrier British Airways said it is premiering its ´Red Carpet Route´ between Los Angeles and London with the inaugural flight for the airline´s first Airbus A380.

Los Angeles is the first of the airline´s more than 150 destinations to receive the superjumbo, the carrier said.

The aircraft features 469 seats across four cabins, first-class ´suites´ with turndown service, a la carte dining and champagne supper and full-flat beds in business class, among other amenities

British Airways´ A380 also features a new menu designed by The Langham, London, for customers travelling in first and Club World classes. This includes an elegant five-course tasting menu and afternoon tea, inspired by the range of indulgent treats offered at The Langham, London famed as the birthplace of Afternoon Tea over 140 years ago.

New aircraft are part of British Airways £5bn investment in products and services to benefit customers. The airline has ordered 12 A380s and 24 Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787s.

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