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Austin's first nonstop flight to London takes off Monday from ABIA

British Airways London airplane
Nonstop flights from Austin to London are starting Monday, Marc 3. Photo courtesy of British Airways

KVUE -- If you're planning a trip to London you can now fly directly from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

British Airways will fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner nonstop from Austin to London five days a week just in time for the South by Southwest Festival. In May the service will increase to seven days a week. The airline estimates it will bring an initial $70 million in economic impact to both countries.

The new route will create about 1,100 jobs for the air service industry, and a surge for local business, too, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

The first flight arriving from London will land in Austin at 5 pm Monday. The first departing flight will take off at 7 pm and land in London at 10 am Tuesday.

If you'd like to see the plane take off Monday evening, the airport’s Family Viewing Area will provide a vantage point and refreshments.


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