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With the first example joining the fleet in 2004 British Airways took an initial
11 Airbus A321s. The A321 is the largest variant of the Airbus narrow-
Operating from London Heathrow across the UK Shuttle and European networks the A321s are common pilot and crew rated with the A319s and A320s, giving BA the flexibility of switching aircraft according to demand without the need to consider rescheduling crew.
These aircraft feature drop-
On April 20th 2012 British Airways parent IAG concluded a deal to purchase bmi British Midland International with the mainline bmi operation to be integrated into British Airways. This brought a further seven A321s into the fleet.
Five of these aircraft formerly servid with British Airways franchise carrier British Mediterranean Airways.
British Airways refitted these aircraft with staggered lie flat Business Class seating which had already been ordered by bmi. At the same time new Economy seats were fitted with Thales IFE throughout the aircraft. These seven aircraft are used on midhaul routes primarily to The Levante.
(Routes flown in the last 30 days including positioning, test and training flights)