British Airways is introducing extended in-flight entertainment to more routes.

Flights to Tel Aviv, Cairo, Beirut, Amman, Almaty and Baku are the latest to benefit.

Last year, BA was the first UK airline to start showing the latest movies and TV shows, on long-haul fights to customers from the second they reached their seat to the moment they arrived at their destination.

On a five-hour flight to Cairo or Tel Aviv customers are able to enjoy up to an hour extra in-flight entertainment.

Frank van der Post, director of brands and customer experience, said: “We know how much our customers enjoy our carefully selected in-flight entertainment so we’re delighted that packing in more programmes and films will be possible for even more of our customers.”

British Airways’ seven-strong fleet of long-haul Airbus A321s are configured with two cabins, so customers can watch on the airline’s latest Thales in-flight entertainment system on 15.5 inch wide screens travelling in Club World and 8.9 inch wide screens travelling in World Traveller.

In line with other UK carriers, British Airways previously started its in-flight entertainment system once the aircraft has taken off and following various announcements and turns it off 15-20 minutes before the aircraft lands.