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BA launches direct flights to Nashville

10 August 2017 08:23

BA is to fly direct to Nashville, Tennessee

BA is to fly direct to Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is the capital of country and has for years attracted music-loving holidaymakers to its vibrant bars and venues.

But Brits wanting to get to Nashville, in the state of Tennessee, have had to interrupt their journeys because of the lack of non-stop flights.

Now, that all changes with British Airways launching direct flights to Nashville from London Heathrow from May 2018.

This will be the only direct service between Europe and the so-called Music City - don't forget to arrange travel insurance before taking your dream trip.

Why Nashville?

BA says it expects the flights to be 'a big hit' and we can see why. Nashville has music in its bones, and has done since the early 20th century. Along its streets and in its famous bars, its resident famous country and rock stars rub shoulders with struggling young musicians.

The city's many venues, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, are music to the ears of fans of the late Glen Campbell and Johnny Cash. But fans of other genres can find plenty of live music to enjoy.

Sean Doyle, BA's director of network and alliances, said: "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."

How often will the flights be?

Music lovers heading to Nashville will have a choice of five flights per week. Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 with return fares from £749.

From summer 2018, BA will serve 26 US destinations.