First Boeing 777 lands in Austin

A Boeing 777 commercial passenger plane landed at the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Sunday afternoon from London.

Many Austinites were excited to watch the triple-seven make its landing from Europe to the capital city.

After hours of anticipation, at 5:15 PM Rile Wingo, 12, had a first look.

“Always, from when I was a child, I've always been into them. I've never really liked cars so much. A lot of the kids built, like, Lego cars and I was building airplanes,” the 12-year-old said.

Others were excited to land in Austin. Joy Hay travels from Scotland to Austin every year to visit her family. Being able to directly travel is something she’s happy about.

“First time I had to go Edinburgh to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Minneapolis, Minneapolis to Austin, so I save myself about 9 hours with the new flight,” Hay said.

British Airways is the only airline to offer the non-stop service to Europe. The service started back in 2014, and thus far, airport officials say it’s been a success.

According to a news release given to FOX 7...

British Airways' Boeing 777 begins serving Austin-London Sunday

AUSTIN, TEXAS - The largest aircraft providing regularly scheduled commercial passenger service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lands Sunday. Starting October 25, 2015, British Airways will offer customers in Austin the option to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its four cabin Boeing 777-200 to the route.

British Airways began flying daily between Austin-Bergstrom International and London Heathrow in March 2014, providing local businesses and families the first non-stop scheduled service to Europe. In February 2016, British Airways will change aircraft and begin providing service with its 787-9 aircraft. Austin will become the first North American city to fly British Airways' new 787-9 Dreamliner. British Airways has been promoting Austin as a destination for British travelers and celebrating the quirky and creative cultural connections between the two cities.

Features include:

Individual seats that turn into a 6 ft. 6 in. fully flat beds with a simple twist of a button  Signature turn down service includes a luxurious quilted mattress, crisp white cotton duvet and pillow, along with pajamas and luxury amenity kit. A personal closet and leather-bound writing desk that converts into a dining table  A la carte dining  Extensive on-demand entertainment options with noise cancelling headphones  Lighting and electronic blinds that can be modified to reflect mood and time of day

 

 

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