British Airways will increase flights from Nashville next summer, offering daily service from Nashville International Airport to London Heathrow. The daily service will begin March 31, 2019 and adds flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
The daily service will be operated by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that accommodates 214 customers across three cabins, with 154 seats in World Traveller (economy), 25 seats in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 35 seats in Club World (business). All customers will be able to enjoy free meals and drinks, individual widescreen TV screens with complimentary on-demand entertainment, and a free checked bag.
“British Airways launched its highly anticipated nonstop service from BNA to Heathrow Airport just five months ago, and the response and support from the community has been incredible,” said Doug Kreulen, Nashville International Airport president and CEO. “This is great for Middle Tennessee, and British Airways’ investment into our community speaks volumes to the growing connection between Nashville and London.”
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be offering daily services to Nashville from our home in London, next summer. We only launched this route earlier this year and it is testament to the appeal of the city and all that it offers that we’re able to increase our service in such a short timeframe. Indeed, it’s the quickest new route that we’ve moved to a daily service in the last 10 years.”
When launched, Nashville was the 26th US city British Airways flew to. Since then, the airline has announced it will start a direct flight from Heathrow to Pittsburgh in April 2019, operating four times a week.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. CEO Butch Spyridon estimated the breakdown of domestic versus international travelers is about half and half.
“A long weekend in London now becomes pretty doable,” Spyridon said.
Tickets are available to purchase on ba.com.