British Airways that recently launched service to Austin arrived to a red carpet welcome at the airport. The nonstop flight between London and Austin is the airline’s first direct connection across the Atlantic. The crew, staff, management, and travelers have now become a part of the history at U.K’s largest airline.
When the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the airport authorities and the family members of the passengers greeted all with smiles and cheers. In fact, the airline counter at the Texas City was decorated with balloons. The décor and the ambiance were proof about the zest and zeal amongst the ones waiting for its arrival. The city Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who was present at the airport to welcome the airline, declared the day as British Airways Day in Austin. He appreciated and thanked the airline for its efforts to bring the city on its itinerary. He said that the Texas capital is fast catching up with the bigger cities in the country and is becoming a popular destination with airlines around the world.
The whole day was celebrated amid inaugural celebrations, press events, live band, London-Texas theme cake, and champagne. The passengers were excited at the treatment and expressed their joy and happiness at the turn of events.
The present, the airline operates out of its hubs in London Heathrow Airport, and Gatwick Airport. Established in the year 1974, it flies to about 170 destinations worldwide. Some of the cities served by it in the United States include Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, and New York among others.