Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Direct to Nashville For British Airways

Photo British Airways

A British Boeing 787-8 will be heading to the world capital of country music, Nashville, from May next year when British Airways inaugurated a new non-stop direct service.  

British Airways confirmed yesterday they will launch a five-a-week service from London Heathrow, Terminal 5 to the vibrant music city making them the only airline flying a direct link between Europe and the capital of Tennessee.

Photo British Airways

The new route takes the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London in summer 2018 up to 26, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to 67 per day.

The route will be operated by a brand new Boeing 787-8 and will run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with the BA223 departing from Heathrow at 3.45pm and arriving into Nashville Airport at 6.50pm, while the BA222 is the return leaving Nashville at 8.20pm touching down in London around 10.30am the next morning.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We are incredibly excited to be adding Nashville to our extensive global network, making us the only carrier flying non-stop between Europe and Tennessee. With more than 160 live music venues hosting music from country and blues to jazz and rock, a rich history and heritage and a thriving food and drink scene Nashville is a truly vibrant place for all tastes and styles."
“It is a dynamic city with one of the fastest growing economies in the US, so we are confident this route will be a big hit with British tourists as well as business travellers in the UK and US.”

photo Stuart Bailey 

In addition, the airline is also increasing services to Philadelphia and Phoenix from a daily service to ten flights a week from Heathrow, and will also be introducing the A380 on one of the two daily flights to Chicago.

British Airways has launched more than 30 new routes across the globe this year including direct flights to New Orleans, Oakland (California) and Fort Lauderdale (Florida).