Cincinnati, OH (November 16, 2022) –

Today, British Airways and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) announced a new direct route between the Cincinnati region and London Heathrow, which will begin operating in 2023. Starting on June 5, 2023, this will be the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, creating incredible new opportunities for tourism and business across both sides of the pond.

“British Airways’ nonstop service from CVG to London-Heathrow is an all-around win for the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “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.”

“We join CVG and our community in celebrating British Airways’ new service, strengthening Cincinnati’s appeal as a world-class travel and business destination,” said Julie Calvert, President & CEO of Visit Cincy. “This important new route brings growth opportunities to our region’s hospitality and tourism industry, and we look forward to attracting UK audiences, as well as those across Europe, to experience Cincy culture first-hand.”

"We are raising a toast of Kentucky Bourbon to British Airways, said Julie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO for meetNKY. “We are looking forward to showcasing our special Cincy Region culture story in the U.K. and fulfilling tourism’s commitment to bring new international visitors to this unique gateway where the North ends and the South begins.”