British Airways makes Cincinnati the airline’s 27th US destination

British Airways has made its highly-anticipated debut at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

This marks the airline’s 27th American destination and further solidifies British Airways’ position as the largest overseas carrier in the United States.

Passengers departing on the inaugural flight from Cincinnati were treated to British-themed refreshments at the departure gate and entertained by musicians and performers, creating an exciting atmosphere for the start of their journey.

Situated along the picturesque Ohio River, the central Cincinnati metropolitan area spans across southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and extends into parts of southeastern Indiana. By establishing this new route, British Airways introduces its renowned service to a previously untapped region of the United States, catering to the needs of over 11 million people within a 120-mile radius of Cincinnati’s airport.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways Director of Networks and Alliances, expressed confidence in the new route, 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 travellers 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.

Our incredibly positive and welcoming conversations with the airport team, the business development community and tourism partners – combined with all the region has to offer visitors from outside the U.S. – were a clear sign that Cincinnati was the right place to expand our flying in America.

With the addition of this route, customers based in Cincinnati now have convenient non-stop access to the capital city of the United Kingdom and its iconic landmarks and attractions.

Cincinnati’s corporate community stands to benefit from the increased connectivity to one of the world’s leading business centers.

Furthermore, British Airways offers seamless connections from its hub at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 to nearly 200 destinations in 65 countries worldwide, including routes with partner airlines. The arrival of British Airways establishes Cincinnati as a gateway to the globe, unparalleled by any other airline in the region.

Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of CVG Airport, expressed her excitement, saying,

We are thrilled this day has come when CVG has non-stop service to and from London Heathrow.

This flight offers tremendous growth opportunities for business travel, economic development, and tourism between the UK and our region.

We are grateful to our partners in Ohio and Kentucky who have supported this flight that will benefit travellers for years to come.

I offer a personal thanks to our new friends at British Airways for this opportunity.

Travelers arriving in Cincinnati, a city that welcomed over six million visitors in 2021, will find a wealth of activities to enjoy. The city boasts various sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and parks. Unique neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Covington offer an eclectic mix of restaurants, breweries, cocktail bars, and art galleries.

Additionally, a trip along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, stretching south into the central region of the state, provides visitors with a uniquely American experience steeped in history and fine spirits.

The service between Cincinnati and London operates five times a week during the current summer flying season and four times a week during the winter flying season. British Airways will deploy a range of aircraft from its fleet, including the Boeing 777 and Boeing 787, to operate these new non-stop flights.

Passengers traveling on British Airways to and from Cincinnati can look forward to quintessentially British onboard experiences, with three distinct cabin classes available: Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), and World Traveller (economy).