British Airways adds Austin, Texas ; unveils 2014 schedule

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments by

British Airways will add Austin, Texas to its network from March 2014. The service, to be operated by the carrier’s new 3 Class Boeing 787 ‘DreamLiner’ will initially have five weekly frequencies. It will increase to daily later in 2014.

Sean Doyle, BA’s Executive Vice-President for the Americas states “We are very excited to be bringing BA to Austin. The route presents an important opportunity for growth across the Atlantic, particularly in the thriving technology sector. We know London is among the top destinations for international travel from Austin.” The news has been welcomed by Austin’s mayor Lee Leffingwell, himself a former pilot commenting that “Connecting two of the world’s great cities, London and Austin, through this first time, non-stop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Heathrow is sure to take our city to a new level.”

Other highlights of the 2014 Summer Heathrow schedule include:

  •  Seoul Incheon will increase to daily services from Heathrow from the present six weekly
  •  Accra in Ghana will receive three extra weekly services for a total of 10 weekly services. Larger 747 aircraft from the present 777 will be used.
  •  Tel Aviv will receive a Four Class 777-200 replacing the Airbus A321 on one of the daily flights. Flights will also switch from Heathrow Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
  •  Seattle will increase from 10 to 11 weekly flights
  •  Entebbe will have improved timings and increase from three to four flights weekly.

There is no mention at this time of the proposed addition of Jakarta as an extension of the BA11/12 services via Singapore, nor any further mention of the addition of Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights of the Gatwick services include:

  • Orlando increases from 10 to 13 weekly flights
  • St Lucia goes daily
  • Punta Cana increase from twice to thrice weekly
  • Antigua increases from 5 to 6 a week
  • Kingston increases from 3 to 4 a week

The increases to Gatwick coincide with the addition of a dedicated 777 to the LGW based fleet.

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