October 2, 2023

BA announces new US route for 2023

British Airways will launch a direct route from London Heathrow to the US region of Cincinnati in summer 2023.

Starting on June 5 it will be the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The flight will operate five times a week in the summer season and four in the winter.

Resting 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 on offer for work and fun.

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, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), said: “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.”

BA has already 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 and preparing to move into the airport’s Terminal 8, where it will co-locate with joint business partner American Airlines after a substantial redevelopment.

Cincinnati flights will be on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a choice of three cabins – World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and Club World (business).

Tickets are now on sale for the route with return fares from £499.