British Airways is making a multi-million pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe.

From September 12 the airline will introduce new menus with improved recipes, focusing on both enhanced food & drink. On the airline’s longer short haul flights to destinations such as Faro, customers will now have the choice of two hot options and one cold. Menus on flights to and from Heathrow will also be changed twice a month, rather than monthly.

The spend is part of the airline’s current £4.5bn investment plan.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: “We’ve been investing in our meals for customers – our new long-haul Club World menus are proving incredibly popular and we want to be able to replicate that quality and choice in our short haul Club Europe cabin too.

“Many of our fliers travel regularly so we think they’ll appreciate more variety and great quality ingredients. Our focus on provenance will also deliver seasonal dishes from around the British Isles.”

Lounges are also benefitting from the investment and the airline has already unveiled new lounges in Rome and Aberdeen, showcasing the airlines new design concept. The airline will be opening a new lounge in New York later year, followed by Geneva, San Francisco, Johannesburg and Chicago. Heathrow’s lounges will benefit from a refresh.

British Airways’ £4.5 billion investment for customers over the next five years, also includes the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft.