March 3, 2014 - At 5:00 pm CST a British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, call sign “Speedbird” touched down at Austin Bergstrom-International Airport today. The inaugural first flight will depart at 8:00 pm to London Heathrow airport.
The new service will connect Austin and London and will mark the first regular transatlantic flight service out of Austin.
The new service will feature three cabins: Club World, World Traveler Plus; and World Traveler. The cabins feature stylish new interiors with state of the art entertainment systems. Meals will also be provided as well as snacks and beverages and a full service bar.
The initial economic impact will be $69.7 million in the first year and then expected to grow to $74 million annually within the first three years.
British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the UK. Based out of London Heathrow, British Airways flies to more than 70 different countries and carried more than 37 million customers in 2012.
More information can be found at www.ba.com