British Airways today announced that from 11th January 2017 it will remove all Shorthaul inclusive Economy Class catering on services from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with services from London City and London Stansted following suit at some time during the Summer of 2017. A new buy-on-board food offering from Marks and Spencer will be available. All drinks, with the exception of potable water from the aircraft tanks, will also become a buy-on-board item and these will be provided from within the existing BA supply chain. Payment will only be available via contactless credit and debit cards or Avios points.