British Airways launched daily nonstop service between California’s Mineta San Jose International Airport and London Heathrow Airport on Wednesday. BA is flying the route with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The new service, announced last August, supplements British Airways’ daily A380 service between London and San Francisco International Airport, about 35 miles away.
“London is the number one requested international destination from Mineta San Jose International Airport, and we’re pleased to now offer it to business and leisure travelers in our region,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a statement.
The SJC-LHR route has been a priority due to the strong business and leisure links between California’s Silicon Valley and a growing tech industry in London and the United Kingdom.