British Airways Strike a Chord with Music City Route

British Airways will launch a new five-a-week service from London, with direct flights to Nashville scheduled to begin in May of next year.

British Airways has unveiled a new route to Nashville, which will be operated by a Boeing 787-8. From May 2018, the brand begins a five-a-week service from Heathrow Terminal 5, and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and Tennessee’s capital city.

The offering takes the number of American destinations to which the carrier will fly from London in the summer of next year 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.

The flights are scheduled to run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The BA223 departs from Heathrow at 3:45 pm and arrives in Nashville Airport at 6:50 pm; it will leave Nashville at 8:20 pm and arrive in London at 10:30 am the next day.

Positioned between three interstate highways, Nashville is an ideal starting point for Southern road trips, with New Orleans and Memphis within easy reach. For added convenience, travellers can look to the brand’s Customise Your Trip booking tool.

“It is a dynamic city with one of the fastest growing economies in America, so we are confident that this route will be a big hit with British tourists as well as business travellers in the UK and US,” said Sean Doyle, Director of Network and Alliances at British Airways.

American rock band, Kings of Leon, share their excitement over the new service here. Additionally, the airline is increasing its flights to Philadelphia and Phoenix to ten a week from Heathrow, and will introduce the A380 on one of its two daily flights to Chicago.

British Airways is a three-time winner of the World Branding Awards in the Airline category.