British Airways to launch Austint-to-London 787 service

UK-based carrier British Airways said that it will launch a new service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas and London Heathrow beginning early March 2014. This will be the first regular transatlantic flight for the city of Austin, BA said.

British Airways will operate a Boeing 787 aircraft five days a week, increasing to daily flights later in the year. Seats and vacation packages are available for purchase at ba.com beginning this week.

The new service will have three cabins, Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy). The cabins feature stylish new interiors with modern entertainment systems. British Airways provides meals, snacks and beverages, including full service bar for free. Customers can also benefit from a generous baggage allowance.

This marks British Airways´ third destination in Texas, with the airline also serving Houston and Dallas Fort Worth. Business and leisure travelers will fly into the modern Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport with fast connections to the city or easy transfer to onward destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa.

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, has its home base at London Heathrow, and flies to more than 70 different countries. In 2012 the airline carried more than 37m customers. The airline currently has a fleet of more than 270 aircraft.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport served a record 9.4m passengers in 2012 and traffic has increased 6% year-to-date. Austin´s airport has nonstop service to 41 destinations and is home to 13 airline carriers.

Find out more at www.abia.org and www.ba.com

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