Music city hits high notes with British Airways

by Steve Hartridge

British Airways is to launch a new service to Nashville next spring.

The airline plans to operate a five-times-a-week flight between Heathrow and ‘America’s Music City’ from May, becoming the only airline flying direct between Europe and Tennessee’s capital.

The flights will run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with the BA223 departing from Heathrow at 15.45pm and arriving into Nashville at 18.50, while the BA222 will leave Nashville at 20:20, arriving into London at 10.30 the next day.

Nashville is known for its more than 160 live music venues that host music from country and blues to jazz and rock. It also has a thriving culinary and drink scene and is a popular stop on most Deep South itineraries, with Memphis, Baton Rouge and New Orleans all within easy reach as other ‘must stops’ on America's Music Highway.

The Heathrow-Nashville route will take the number of U.S. 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.

It will be operated by a Boeing 787-8, with return fares in World Traveller starting from £749, £1196 in World Traveller Plus and £1849 in Club World available to book now.


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