British Airways are striking all the right chords for lovers of country music with its new direct service to Music City, Nashville. Beginning in May 2018, British Airways will launch a five-a-week service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying a direct service between Europe and Nashville.
The route will be using a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, with return fares in World Traveller starting from £749 rising to £1196 in World Traveller Plus and £1849 in Club World.
British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances Sean Doyle 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.”
The flights will run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with the BA223 departing from London Heathrow at 3:45pm and arriving into Nashville Airport at 6:50pm, while the BA222 will leave Nashville at 8:20pm, arriving into London at
Nashville makes a good base for Southern road trips, with Memphis and New Orleans all within easy driving distance for fly-drive holidays.
The new route comes at a time of expansion at BA with the airline recently launching its multi-million pound investment plan in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all classes.