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The inaugural 2014 British Airways flight to Austin waves an American flag from the cockpit after landing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Austin Celebrates Five Years of British Airways Flights

History was made in the capital of Texas when British Airways announced the first ever transatlantic flight to Austin in Sept. 2013. Six short months later, BA190 made its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London Heathrow, marking the first regularly scheduled transatlantic flight from Austin. As the first Chatham Dockyard liveried aircraft landed in Austin, aviation enthusiasts were treated to scones by the airport on the chilly March day. The best part, however, was the aircraft’s decision to land…