Google users can now take a virtual trip on British Airways’ ultra-exclusive business class-only service, with just the click of a mouse or the swipe of a screen. The airline has teamed up with London City Airport to create the first airside tour on Google Street View.

One of the airline’s specially-configured 32-seater A318 jets has been photographed for internet giant Google, so that web users can take a 360-degree tour of the aircraft, the BA lounge and the airport itself, all from the comfort of their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

The virtual tour also has an information overlay, enabling easier navigation through the airport and offering more information about concessions and locating points of interest.

Stephen Humphreys, British Airways’ head of global sales, said: “From thier own home, customers can now take their own private virtual tour of one of our aircraft and peek inside British Airways’ private lounge, so they can see for themselves just how exclusive the Club World London City service is”.

Previously used to allow users to explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, and restaurants with 360-degree views, BA has now become the first UK airline to use the technology.

The photography took place earlier this year to capture every passenger area ‘on film’. The thousands of high-resolution digital images were then carefully ‘mapped’ together to create a seamless virtual experience, familiar to users of Google’s ‘Street View’.