British Airways announces new US direct flight from London to Cincinnati


British Airways has announced a new direct service from London Heathrow to the Cincinnati region from summer 2023.

Cincinnati becomes the 27th US destination to be served direct from London by British Airways, which operates 300 transatlantic flights per week, the most of any British airline.

Beginning June 5, 2023, this will be the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, creating incredible new tourism and business opportunities on both sides of the pond. The flight operates five times a week in the summer season and four times a week in the winter.

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, the Cincinnati region spans portions of three states – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana – and provides access to a variety of US destinations for work and play.

The area, affectionately known as Cincy or Queen City, is home to world-class museums, more than 50 breweries, the largest Oktoberfest in the United States, three major sports teams spanning American football, basketball and football, and the Krohn Conservatory, an Art -deco style 3,500 plant species from all over the world.

Known for its Cincinnati Chili, craft ice cream and beer, it doubles as a gateway to northern Kentucky and the famous Bourbon Trail, a playground for bourbon lovers. In addition, Kentucky is also synonymous with beautiful rolling hills and bluegrass music.

Neil Chernoff, Director of Networks and Alliances at British Airways said: “This is our first time flying this route and we can’t wait to connect two cities that both have so much to offer. Not only will this open up these destinations to customers on both sides of the Atlantic, but it will also improve connectivity between the Cincinnati region, Europe and beyond, with opportunities to connect to our broader network via London.”

Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), said: “British Airways’ non-stop service from CVG to London Heathrow is an all-round win for the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana region. The economic impact of this transatlantic flight is exponential in terms of business travel, economic development and tourism between Britain and our territory of the United States. We look forward to a strong partnership with our new friends across the pond for many years to come.

Elsewhere in the US, British Airways recently announced additional flights to Portland, Oregon, which will operate daily in the summer of 2023, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, increasing to six flights a week. The airline is also adding an eighth daily service to New York’s JFK Airport in the summer of 2023 and is preparing to move to the airport’s Terminal 8, where it will be co-located after a major refurbishment with joint business partner American Airlines.

Through the Atlantic Joint Business (AJB), this new route offers customers an even more exciting travel connection at competitive prices – with one ticket. The AJB brings together the flight network of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and LEVEL operating in Europe and Israel, and American Airlines in the United States.

Customers traveling to Cincinnati will travel comfortably in a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a choice of three cabins – World Traveler (Economy), World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy) and Club World (Business).

London Heathrow (LHR) to Cincinnati (CVG): Summer 2023
days of the week flight number exit LHR CVG arrive flight number Exit CVG Arrival LHR
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun BA121 16:05 19:45 BA120 21:30 10:15+1*
London Heathrow (LHR) to Cincinnati (CVG): Cincinnati: Winter 2023
days of the week flight number exit LHR CVG arrive flight number Exit CVG Arrival LHR
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun BA121 16:00 18:40 BA120 20:25 10:10+1

*Flight arrives at LHR on Tuesdays at 10:20+1

November 16, 2022

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