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A new route to Music City will be music to traveller's ears with British Airways' new service to Nashville. From 4th May 2018, British Airways will launch a five-a-week service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the capital of Tennessee.

 British Airways launch new flights to Nashville

The new route takes the number of US 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. The route 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 on

Sean Doyle, British Airways' Director of Network and Alliances, 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 10:30am the next day.

Conveniently positioned between three interstate highways, Nashville makes a perfect starting point for Southern road trips, with Memphis, The Great Smoky Mountains and New Orleans all within easy reach for fly-drive enthusiasts.

Four hundred million pounds will be spent on Club World with an emphasis on improved catering and sleep, and a new seat in the future. At Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched and lounges around the airline's network are to be revamped and improved. All customers can look forward to the latest generation Wi-Fi across British Airways' long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years.

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Further information:

  • Follow the journey on social media at #BAlovesNashville
  • British Airways new service will be the first ever flight from Heathrow to Nashville
  • Customers wanting to fly from London to Nashville currently have to connect via Chicago, Atlanta or Detroit
  • Nashville was ranked 11th for population growth in the US in 2016
  • Annually 840,000 international visitors visit Nashville
  • Voted one of the '50 best places to travel to in 2017' by Travel + Leisure magazine
  • Voted in the 'top 16 destinations in the world' in Forbes Travel Guide 2017

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