Brits bag 787 Dreamliner nonstop from AustinBrits bag 787 Dreamliner nonstop from Austinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=47362014-05-19T15:38:00Z2014-03-05T07:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) has begun a nonstop European route. British Airways launched the inaugural flight from London’s Heathrow Airport for the direct route to ABIA with the British Airways 787 Dreamliner.

British Airways will operate one of the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. British Airways provides meals, snacks and beverages, including full-service bar for free. Customers can also benefit from a generous baggage allowance.

The service will be available five days a week, increasing to daily flights in May.

Visitors from the United Kingdom represent the largest group of European travelers to Austin. In 2011, about 25,000 visitors from the United Kingdom visited and spent about $24.3 million in the city, according to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The new route marks British Airways’ third destination in Texas, with the airline also serving Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Source: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

For more ABIA statistics, see Infrastructure on Austin Market Data Sources.

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