Three U.S. states, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, are jointly celebrating news of British Airways’ newest transatlantic route, which will launch next summer.
The carrier will begin a nonstop service between London Heathrow and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on June 5, a move Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer for CVG described as “an all-around win for the region”.
“The economic impact of this transatlantic flight is exponential for business travel, economic development, and tourism between the UK and our area of the USA, known as the ‘Cincy Region’.
“We look forward to a strong partnership with our new friends across the pond for many years to come,” she said.
Julie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO for meetNKY, said the Bluegrass state will be “raising a toast of Kentucky Bourbon” [to British Airways].
“We are looking forward to showcasing our special Cincy Region culture story in the UK and fulfilling tourism’s commitment to bring new international visitors to this unique gateway where the North ends and the South begins,” she said.
British Airways plans to use a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route, with its three cabins: World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and, Club World (business).
The five-times-a-week service will leave London at 16:05, arriving into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at 19:45.
The service will revert to a four-times-weekly service in the winter months.
Cincinnati will become the 27th U.S. destination served directly from London by British Airways, which operates 300 transatlantic flights a week.
Cincinnati is the 49th largest airport in the US by number of scheduled flights in 2022, according to aviation analytics firm, Cirium.