British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow.
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ director of Network and Alliances, said: ‘We’re incredibly excited to be offering daily services to Nashville from our home in London, next summer. We only launched this route earlier this year and it is testament to the appeal of the city and all that it offers that we’re able to increase our service in such a short timeframe. Indeed, it’s the quickest new route that we’ve moved to a daily service in the last 10 years.’
When launched, Nashville was the 26th US city British Airways flew to. Since then, the airline has announced it will start a direct flight from Heathrow to Pittsburgh in April 2019, operating four times a week. This summer, British Airways and American Airlines have operated up to 67 daily flights between the UK and the US, as part of their transatlantic joint business.
The daily service will be operated on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the high-tech aircraft designed to enhance customer travel experience and comfort. The aircraft can carry 214 passengers across three cabins, with 154 seats in World Traveller (economy), 25 seats in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 35 seats in Club World (business). All customers will be offered free meals and drinks, individual widescreen TV screens with complimentary on-demand entertainment, and a free checked bag, the airline said.
British Airways is also investing GBP4.5bn for enhancing customer experience on board, including offering the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, refurbishing 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and acquiring 72 new aircraft. The airline is also investing GBP600m specifically in Club World, including outstanding catering and luxurious White Company bedding, plus, from 2019, a new seat with direct aisle access.