BA to begin direct service to Austin
British Airways will launch a new route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas next year.
The national carrier will deploy a B787 Dreamliner on the route, which will be the only direct service between the two cities.
It is scheduled to begin on March 30, the start of BA's summer 2014 schedule.
BA's director of strategy Lynne Embleton 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."
BA is also increasing the number of flights on several long-haul routes. These include:
- Flights to Seoul will increase from six services a week to daily from March 30
- Ten weekly flights will serve Ghana from the start of the winter 2013 season - an increase of three per week
- A wide-bodied four-cabin B777-200 will be deployed on BA's London to Tel Aviv route once per day, replacing one of the Airbus A321 aircraft. The flights will also switch from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 when they arrive at Heathrow
- Seattle flights will increase from ten to 11 flights a week from summer 2014
- The Entebbe service will increase from three to four flights a week
simmy700 - 03/09/2013 14:46
Also the Accra will be operated by 747 from sept 2014. Not sure if all 10 flights. The press release just states that one of the 777's operating the route will be replaced by a 747.
scott72 - 03/09/2013 15:03
And Lusaka flight will stop as of 25Oct 2013.
SimonHirsch - 03/09/2013 15:45
BA sent me email on Sunday wherein it states "..all flights between Tel Aviv and London will once again operate in and out of ....Terminal 5"
connorJohnson - 04/09/2013 07:01
What will happen to the A321 the spare one,will it go onto another route
AndyInSweden - 04/09/2013 08:31
I think the 3 extra Accra flights will be B767 and the A321 will be used on one of the three MOW flights.
sparkyflyer - 04/09/2013 09:17
Andy in Sweden I think you are right with regards to equipment to be used. I wonder if the 767 could also be sued to ply Abidjan once the 747s arrive on the route.
nathanBAGOLD - 09/09/2013 06:02
Tel Aviv switch to Term 5 when they arrive at Heathrow ? Does this mean that the departures remain in Terminal 1 ? And where on earth is the logic to deploy one wide body and one single isle on this route ? it used to be a daily 777 & 767 route out of term 5, it then stupidly switched to 3 x A321 out of Term 1, and now a 777 and A321 ?
Who's guiding BA these days ?
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