British Airways will offer a nonstop flight from Nashville to London beginning next May. (Photo: Josh Hallett, MGNOnline)

Officials announced a new flight from Nashville to London, which may provide an economic boost to the entire state.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, praised the Tuesday announcement, which came from Gov. Bill Haslam and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

“[This] announcement is great news for Tennessee and solidifies Nashville as an international city for business and tourism,” Corker said in a prepared statement. “With direct access to London, countless companies, individuals and talented artists in our state will be able to expand into the international market, and U.K.-based businesses will look to the Volunteer State as an ideal place to open operations in America.”

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The nonstop flight between Nashville International Airport and Heathrow Airport starts next May, will be through British Airways and will operate five days a week, according to The Tennessean.

Flights start May 4 and, as of Tuesday afternoon, were priced at less than $1,000. For example, a May 4 flight from Nashville was priced at $969. To fly out of Atlanta the same day would cost $1,148.

Some Chattanoogans said they are looking forward to having another option.

Click here for more information from The Tennessean.

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