Nonstop to London

Austin's nonstop flight to London is poised for major upgrades

Austin's nonstop flight to London is poised for major upgrades

British Airways 787 dreamliner flying above the clouds
Due to demand, British Airways is upgrading the service on the nonstop flights between Austin and London. Photo courtesy of travelcalm.meetingscanada.com

British Airways' direct flight between Austin and London has experienced nonstop success since it began over a year ago — so much, in fact, that it's getting a major upgrade.

In order to meet customer demands, British Airways is upgrading from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (which holds 214 passengers) to the bigger, better Boeing 777-200. The 777 can hold 280 passengers.

With the new jet comes the addition of first class seating, which will be available beginning October 25. 

"We're delighted with how the Austin service is performing and in response are investing in the premium experience for our customers," Sean Doyle, British Airways executive vice president of the Americas, said to USA Today. "Our private first class cabin is known for its exceptional comfort, fine wines and a la carte dining. I'm sure it will be a big hit with our customers."

The service launched in March 2014 to much fanfare and anticipation. Nonstop service to London is currently available seven days a week.