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British Airways to resume flights to Austin, Texas

The Texas government has announced that British Airways will resume transatlantic service to London in October after a 17-month absence. The decision comes after the United States’ government announced that it would start welcoming international travellers from November 2021.

Starting 13th October 2021, British Airways will once again 3-weekly flights between London Heathrow Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The timings for these flights are:

  • London-Austin
  • Departure time: 12:10
  • Arrival time: 17:45
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: BA191
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Austin-London
  • Departure time: 20:05
  • Arrival time: 10:10 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: BA190
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by British Airways’ Boeing B787 Dreamliner.

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Marie Hilditch, Head of North America sales, British Airways, said:

We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our Austin flights and we are honored to be playing our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart. The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, we can assure them we have a range of Covid-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.

Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager over the SD23 Mobility Outcome, said:

The Austin to London route was more than just a fantastic travel opportunity, it was a strong contributor to the local economy. We are delighted to welcome British Airways and its customers back to Austin.

Jacqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, said:

We are thrilled to be welcoming back British Airways to Austin and celebrate the return of nonstop service to London-Heathrow. The resumption of nonstop transatlantic between our two cities is great news for both business and leisure travelers alike.

Meanwhile, Buy-On-Board has returned to British Airways’ short-haul flights and the airline has announced four new routes out of Belfast. The airline has reopened its First Class lounge at New York JFK for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and has increased flights between India and London following a surge in demand. British Airways has also resumed flights to Phoenix, Arizona and Chennai, India & has reopened Concorde Room at London Heathrow and New York – JFK. The airline has launched ‘BA Better World’ Sustainability Programme and a new livery supporting this programme and also announced two new routes to Portugal.

Featured image by Flickr/Matt Varley

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