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.”
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.
Good to have another option in addition to ATL, which already has direct flights to London. I’d use either depending on the price.
— Scott Phillips (@Scottanooga) August 8, 2017
I’d rather fly out of Nash any day over ATL, but cost will be a huge factor.
— David A. Martin (@DMart423) August 8, 2017
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