LONDON- In a significant expansion of its US network, British Airways (BA) has officially started operations at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), marking its 27th destination in the United States.
The inaugural flight, originating from London Heathrow Airport (LHR), arrived at Cincinnati Airport just before 7:30 p.m. local time, solidifying British Airways as the largest overseas airline in the country.
Cincinnati, known for its vibrant blend of business and leisure travelers, has long expressed the need for increased international service and global connectivity. Recognizing this demand, British Airways seized the opportunity to introduce this new route and expects it to thrive.
British Airways Expands US Network
The positive and welcoming reception from the airport team influenced the decision to expand to Cincinnati. Further, the business development community, tourism partners, and the region’s diverse attractions for international visitors.
This strategic move reinforces BA’s commitment to enhancing its presence in the American market. With this new route’s launch, Cincinnati customers now have convenient access to nonstop flights to London. Subsequently opening doors to iconic landmarks and attractions.
From world-renowned sites like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace to trendy destinations like Borough Market, Shoreditch, Battersea, and Notting Hill.
Travelers can indulge their curiosity and explore a wide array of experiences. Moreover, Cincinnati’s corporate community will benefit from enhanced connectivity to one of the world’s key business centers.
As an added advantage, British Airways offers seamless connections from its hub at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to nearly 200 destinations across 65 countries worldwide, including routes operated by its partner airlines. This new service establishes an unparalleled global gateway for Cincinnati, unrivaled by any other airline in the region.
Neil Chernoff, the director of networks at British Airways, expressed faith in the success of the venture, stating, “When we look at the Cincinnati region, we see a vibrant part of the U.S. with a great mix of business and leisure travelers who have long asked for more international service and global connectivity, which is what made it so attractive to us and why we’re confident this new route will be a success.”
Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG, expressed her delight at the introduction of nonstop service to and from London Heathrow. Further emphasizing the numerous growth opportunities this flight presents. For business travel, economic development, and tourism between the UK and the Cincinnati region.
McGraw expressed her gratitude to the supportive partners in Ohio and Kentucky. She further expressed her appreciation to British Airways for providing this exceptional opportunity.
Travelers arriving in Cincinnati can look forward to a region with activities. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky boast a wide range of sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and parks.
Furthermore, those seeking a taste of history and fine spirits can embark on a journey along Kentucky’s renowned Bourbon Trail, which stretches across the state’s central region, offering visitors a truly authentic American experience.
The London-Cincinnati service will operate five times weekly during the summer flying season and four times weekly during the winter flying season. British Airways will use various aircraft from its fleet, including the Boeing 777 and Boeing 787, to meet the demand.
Passengers traveling to Cincinnati can enjoy a quintessentially British onboard experience with three distinct cabin options – Club World (business class), World Traveler Plus (premium economy), and World Traveler (economy class).
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