British Airways is the only airline to offer direct services from London to Austin in Texas from 2014. Starting in early March 2014 with five flights a week before moving to daily flights on 5th May, the airline’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its three-cabin layout will serve the route to Texan capital. According to Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of strategy, the addition of Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners enables the airline to start new routes and increase services to a number of destinations. British Airways’ is the only airline offering direct flights from London to Houston and Dallas and Austin is going to be its third destination.
The summer of 2014 schedule, which starts from 30th March, 2014, will see a number of increases in long-haul flying to a variety of destinations. Flights to Seoul in South Korea, where the airline started flying to in December 2012 will increase from six services a week to daily and is also significantly increasing flights to Accra in Ghana.
British Airways is set to increase connections from summer 2014 between London and Tel Aviv when it introduces a daily wide-bodied four-cabin Boeing 777-200 to the route, replacing one of the Airbus A321 aircraft. Premium customers will also, for the first time, be able to fly in airline’s First cabin between London and Jeddah when a four-cabin Boeing 777 replaces the existing three-cabin Boeing 767 service. Seattle flights will also increase from ten to 11 flights a week from summer 2014. Customers to Entebbe will be able to take advantage of much–improved flight times and an increase in services from three to four flights a week.
These changes to Heathrow flights are in addition to recent announcement about airline’s long-haul schedule from Gatwick which seen increase from ten to 13 flights a week to Orlando, six to seven flights a week to St Lucia, twice to three times a week to Punta Cana, Five to six a week to Antigua and three to four a week to Kingston thanks to the addition of another Boeing 777 to the Gatwick fleet.