Cheers! Nonstop flights to London returning to Austin in October

AUSTIN (KXAN) – It’s been 17 months since British Airways offered a nonstop flight to London from Austin, but on October 13 it returned.

Officials at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday announced the return of the popular non-stop service to London-Heathrow, and the airline will offer flights three days a week – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Transatlantic flights will be on board Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

AUS has also teased the return of British Airways on Twitter.

“The Austin-London route was more than a fantastic travel opportunity, it made a huge contribution to the local economy,” said Gina Fiandaca, Deputy City Manager.

British Airways recycles the air in its cabin every two to three minutes and has social distancing and masking rules in place on all of its flights. All surfaces are disinfected “from nose to tail” before each flight, the airline said.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do,” said Marie Hilditch, North America Sales Manager at British Airways. “We know some customers will not have been on a plane for a long time, we can assure them that we have a range of COVID-19 measures in place to provide stress-free and hassle-free travel.”

British Airways has been flying from AUS since March 2014.

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