British Airways has announced its 27th US destination, with flights between Heathrow and Cincinnati launching on June 5, 2023.
The flag carrier will operate five flights per week to Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International airport during the summer season, reducing to four flights per week during the winter.
There are currently no nonstop flights between the UK and the US states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (Cincinnati is situated in Ohio, but the city’s metropolitan area straddles the three aforementioned states, and the airport is located in Kentucky). Delta operates the only service between Europe and Cincinnati, with flights into Paris CDG.
Greater Cincinnati has a population of around 2.25 million, and the city is home to several Fortune 500 companies including Procter and Gamble.
During summer 2023 flight BA 121 will depart Heathrow on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1605, arriving into Cincinnati at 1945, before returning as BA120, leaving the US city at 2130 and landing back into London at 1015 the following day.
Timings during the winter 2023 season will see flight BA121 depart Heathrow on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1600, arriving into Cincinnati at 1840, with the return leg BA120 leaving at 2025, landing back into London at 1010 the following day.
The route will be operated by a three-class B787-8 Dreamliner, with return fares starting from £499.
This summer BA launched its much delayed flights to Portland, and the route is set to increase to daily in summer 2023. The carrier recently announced plans to increase its Heathrow-Pittsburgh service to six-times-weekly next year, and is also set to add an eighth daily flight to New York JFK for summer 2023.
Commenting on the news Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International airport, 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.”