It’s been leaked for a week or so, but it seems that British Airways next new North American service will be Nashville TN.
British Airways Boeing 787-8 at Toronto Pearson Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The new service will operate five times a week between London Heathrow and Nashville, based on the following timetable:
BA223 DEPART LHR 15:45 ARRIVE BNA 18:50 BA222 DEPART BNA 20:20 ARRIVE LHR 10:30+1 Commences: 8th May 2018 Operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (Three Class) Data: BA.
This will be a brand new flow, with British Airways being the only carrier connecting Europe to Tennessee. Currently customers who want to go to Nashville have to connect via Chicago O’Hare, Detroit or Atlanta (depending who they’re flying with).
British Airways will operate to 26 destinations in North America. Combined with American Airlines through their Joint Business Venture – a total of 67 flights a day between London and the USA.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, states
“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.”
Lead-in prices for the route start at:
- World Traveller: £749
- World Traveller Plus: £1196
- Club World: £1849
Booking for this route is now open at BA.com for those who want to head off to Music City. Expect highly priced Avios redemptions to be available too for those of you who want to pay fuel surcharge and taxes… along with a pittance of Avios.
Again – it’s a good use of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner – which targeted long and thin routes – such as this which can’t fill a bigger plane, but a demand.
Although I’m still not a fan of the 787 in Economy Class aboard most carriers. It’s just that bit too tight for my liking – however much airlines love to shove 17″ seat widths down our throats…
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