On June 5, British Airways began nonstop flights between London Heathrow and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. The Ohio city becomes the company’s 27th U.S. destination and positions it as the largest U.K. airline in the United States.
Flight BA 121 was operated on a Boeing 787 registered G-ZBJD, which took off from Heathrow Airport (LHR) at 16:43 local time and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport at 19:18, after seven hours and 35 minutes.
British Airways will offer 2,140 seats per week on this new service and is the second carrier to offer scheduled passenger flights between Europe and Cincinnati, complementing Delta Air Lines’ services to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
“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 services and global connectivity, which is what made it so attractive to us and why I’m confident this new route will be a success“, said Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of networks and alliances.
The last non-stop connection between London and Cincinnati was on August 30, 2009 with weekly Delta service on Boeing 767-300ERs operated from Gatwick Airport.
British Airways flight itinerary to Cincinnati
- London/Heathrow – Cincinnati Flight BA 121 LHR 16:05 – CVG 19:45 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
- Cincinnati – London/Heathrow Flight BA 120 CVG 21:30 – LHR 10:15+1 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The route will be operated on Boeing 787-8 aircraft with a capacity of 214 seats in three classes (35 Club World/25 World Traveler Plus/154 World Traveler) and promotional fares start at US$649 roundtrip.
- For the winter season, the route is reduced to four weekly flights operated by Boeing 777-200ER.
In addition, British Airways provides convenient connections from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to nearly 200 destinations in 65 countries around the world, including routes with its partner airlines. Also, joint venture partner American Airlines has a notable presence in Cincinnati providing greater access to more U.S. cities.
“This flight offers tremendous growth opportunities for business travel, economic development and tourism between the United Kingdom and our region. We are grateful to our partners in Ohio and Kentucky who have supported this flight that will benefit travelers for years to come. I offer a personal thank you to our new friends at British Airways for this opportunity“, said Candace McGraw, executive director of CVG.
British Airways offers more than 300 transatlantic flights a week between the United Kingdom and the United States and has non-stop service to Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Boston, Baltimore, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Newark, Washington – Dulles, Houston – Intercontinental, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago O’Hare, Phoenix – Sky Harbor, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Seattle – Tacoma, San Francisco, San Jose (California) and Tampa.