AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s Family Viewing Area will provide a vantage point and refreshments for plane spotters and other members of the public wishing to see the first arrival of British Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Austin. On March 3, 2014 British Airways’ flight 191 is scheduled for its first landing in Austin at 5 p.m. Inaugural flight BA 190 is scheduled to depart ABIA for London Heathrow at 7 p.m.
The Family Viewing Area is located near the airport’s east runway. Please note, while the 787 may land on the east or west runway, Gate 2, used by British Airways, faces the viewing area providing ample time to see the aircraft. To access the airport’s Family Viewing Area, take the Hwy. 71 access road past Presidential Blvd. (road to airport terminal). Take the first right past Presidential Blvd. to Golf Course Rd. Follow Golf Course Rd. to the end, where the Family Viewing Area is located. http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Airport/maps/map_family.png
After the inaugural launch, British Airways’ flights are scheduled to depart Austin at 8 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at 10 a.m. British Airways’ nonstop from London departs at 12:35 p.m. and arrives in Austin at 6 p.m. The service offers customers increased access to London, as well as convenient onward connections to more than 150 destinations across the British Airways’ network. Seats are available for purchase at www.ba.com.
Welcome new Austin carriers: British Airways, Aeromar, and Allegiant Air. British Airways’ London-Austin nonstop on the Dreamliner 787 starts March 3, 2014. Seats to London nonstop and connections to all major cities in Europe are available for purchase now at www.ba.com or 800-AIR-WAYS. Aeromar’s new Mexico City-Austin nonstop is a quick flight with easy connections to beautiful beaches such as Puerto Escondido. Tickets are available at www.aeromar.com.mx or 855-237-6627. Allegiant Air’s new Las Vegas-Austin nonstop tickets and vacation packages are available for purchase at www.allegiant.com and at 702-505-8888. A record 10 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2013. For more information, visit www.abia.org.