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British Airways has announced the introduction of a new direct route from London Heathrow to the Cincinnati region, starting Summer 2023.
Starting June 5, 2023, British Airways will operate the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The flight will operate five times per week in the summer season and four in the winter, on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a choice of three cabins. Tickets are now on sale for the route with return fares from GBP499 at www.ba.com.
Located along the banks of the Ohio River, the Cincinnati region spans portions of three states – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana – offering access to a wide range of US destinations for work and pleasure. Dubbed Cincy or the Queen City, the area has world-class museums, more than 50 breweries, the USA’s largest Oktoberfest, three major sports teams spanning American football, basketball and football, and the Krohn Conservatory, an Art Deco greenhouse featuring 3,500 plant species from all over the world.
Neil Chernoff, director of Networks and Alliances at British Airways, said: ‘This is the first time we’ve flown this route, and we can’t wait to connect two cities which both have so much to offer. Not only will this open up these destinations to customers on each side of the Atlantic, but it will also improve connectivity between the Cincinnati region, Europe and beyond, with opportunities to connect to our wider network via London.’
Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) said: ‘British Airways’ nonstop service from CVG to London-Heathrow is an all-around win for the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana 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 United States. We look forward to a strong partnership with our new friends across the pond for many years to come.’
Cincinnati will become the 27th US destination served directly from London by British Airways, which offers 300 transatlantic flights per week. British Airways has recently announced additional flights to Portland, Oregon which will become daily for Summer 2023, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which will increase to six flights per week. The airline is also adding an eighth daily flight to New York’s JFK airport in Summer 2023.
BY Lee Fletcher – November 18, 2022