British Airways will launch a new route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas next year.
The national carrier will deploy a B787 Dreamliner on the route, which will be the only direct service between the two cities.
It is scheduled to begin on March 30, the start of BA’s summer 2014 schedule.
BA’s director of strategy Lynne Embleton said: “The addition of the Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners to our fleet enables us to start new routes and increase services to a number of our destinations.
“We’re excited to be the only airline offering direct flights from London to Austin. We believe it will prove very popular with both business and leisure customers and will be our third route to Texas, after Houston and Dallas.”
BA is also increasing the number of flights on several long-haul routes. These include:
- Flights to Seoul will increase from six services a week to daily from March 30
- Ten weekly flights will serve Ghana from the start of the winter 2013 season – an increase of three per week
- A wide-bodied four-cabin B777-200 will be deployed on BA’s London to Tel Aviv route once per day, replacing one of the Airbus A321 aircraft. The flights will also switch from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 when they arrive at Heathrow
- Seattle flights will increase from ten to 11 flights a week from summer 2014
- The Entebbe service will increase from three to four flights a week