British Airways announced Tuesday it will increase its local service next year, offering daily flights between Nashville International Airport and Heathrow Airport in London.
The announcement comes only five months after the nonstop service connecting the two airports began offering five flights per week. Airport officials said the flights are typically about 95-percent full.
A release does not note any costs British Airways will incur to upgrade the service to BNA.
The daily service will begin March 31, 2019, and will offer a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The aircraft accommodates 214 customers and offers free meals, beverages, individual widescreen TV screens and a free checked bag.
As part of the services, customers can connect onto one of the 130-plus destinations to which British Airways flies.
“British Airways launched its highly anticipated nonstop service from BNA to Heathrow Airport just five months ago, and the response and support from the community has been incredible,” Doug Kreulen, Nashville International Airport president and CEO, said in the release.
“This is great for Middle Tennessee, and British Airways’ investment into our community speaks volumes to the growing connection between Nashville and London.”