British Airways is set to become the only airline to offer direct flights from London to Austin in Texas from 2014.
Starting in early March 2014 with five flights a week before moving to daily flights on May 5th, the airline’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its three-cabin layout will serve the route to the Texan capital.
Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of strategy, said: “The addition of the Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners to our fleet enables us to start new routes and increase services to a number of our destinations.”
“We’re excited to be the only airline offering direct flights from London to Austin.
“We believe it will prove very popular with both business and leisure customers and will be our third route to Texas, after Houston and Dallas.
“In the pioneering spirit of the Lone Star state, we are flying there in one of the world’s most advanced aircraft, the 787, to encourage more business with the scores of hi-tech businesses based in Austin’s ‘Silicon Hills’”.
The summer 2014 schedule, which starts from March 30th, 2014, will see a number of increases in long-haul flying to a variety of destinations.
Flights to Seoul in South Korea, where the airline started flying to in December 2012, will increase from six services a week to daily.
The airline is also significantly increasing flights to Accra in Ghana.