BA's boss, Rod Eddington, has come out and stated on Thursday that:
"British Airways currently operates one of the world's youngest long-range fleets. We have around 120 aircraft - Boeing 747s, 777s and 767s - which are serving our longhaul network well, both in terms of efficiency and in matching capacity with current demand...
There is no immediate need to replace these aircraft...
Buying new aircraft is the single biggest capital outlay for any airline, and is not something we do simply to 'Keep up with the Joneses'
We won't be flourishing the corporate cheque book, however, until it makes sound business sense to do so, and all the alternatives have been thoroughly examined."
I think that is quite clear that BA
won't be ordering any new aircraft in the immediate future!!
The 767s are being reconfigured with the new Club world beds - the last of the long haul aircraft to receive them. They will only have Club, World Traveller Plus, and World Traveller seats - First Class is being removed from them, although i don't know what the exact configuration will be yet.