SUNDAY JUN 04, 2023
Search AeroXplorer
British Airways to Begin Service to Cincinnati

British Airways to Begin Service to Cincinnati


Last Wednesday, British Airways announced that it would be starting service to Cincinnati, Ohio from its hub in London. 


Photo: AeroXplorer | Jasper Kringen


The airline expects to begin service on June 5th, utilizing its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner fleet. The aircraft has a capacity of 214 seats: 35 in the airline's "Club World" business class cabin, 25 in Premium Economy, and 154 in the "World Traveller" economy class.




During the summer season, BA will operate flights five times per week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The outgoing flight will depart as BA 121 at 16:05 from London Heathrow and arrive in Cincinnati at 19:45 . The return flight will operate as BA 120 and will depart Cincinnati at 21:30 and arrive in London Heathrow at 10:15 the next day. During the winter, the scheduling on this route will be slightly reduced to four times per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The departure and arrival times during the winter will also slightly be altered to account for daylight savings. 


Photo: AeroXplorer | Zak Ismail


The airline has already put tickets on sale at a starting price (for economy) of £499 ($593). 




British Airways' North American Expansion


The announcement of this route is no surprise, as, over the course of the last few months, BA has announced multiple expansions to its North American network. Recent examples include increasing capacity to Pittsburgh, New York-JFK, and Portland, Oregon.  


Photo: AeroXplorer | Edwin Sims


Multiple partnerships with notably large carriers such as American Airlines have enabled the airline to see massive growth in the North American market, making British Airways by a long shot the European airline with the largest North American route network. 


In the announcement of the route, Neil Chernoff, Director of Networks and Alliances at British Airways commented this to say about the new route - "...Not only will this open up these destinations to customers on each side of the Atlantic, but it will also improve connectivity between the Cincinnati region, Europe and beyond, with opportunities to connect to our wider network via London." 


Photo: Thomas Tse


Cincinnati's First Non-Delta Transatlantic Passenger Route 




Gaining another passenger carrier, especially one that will operate a transatlantic route to a large city with many connections, is a momentous occasion for the small airport dominated by cargo airlines. In the early 2000s, Cincinnati airport was a major hub for Delta Airlines, but after the airline merged with Northwest in 2008, the importance of Cincinnati greatly diminished. The airline still operates a mini-hub out of the airport with around 10 to 20 flights per day, with only one being transatlantic (to Paris CDG). Budget airlines such as Frontier, Allegiant, and Southwest all operate flights primarily to holiday destinations from the airport. 

Adam Schupak
Adam Schupak is a member of the AeroXplorer staff team, writing articles and contributing to their podcast - Aerospace by AeroXplorer. Adam is interested in anything public transport related and is currently training to become a glider pilot.

Comments (1)

2Y3MoUw8vt5gAoMF B3G4PTym7Eoshykr8tuOKW6uyHslltIb62H4wOu9wGRObgoG2n5VMCL5DYN1aSHVG4Z3zRhksTFkosqoUchAnTjQeNQUyeSLG3vbAFsJWwUF2zcc08GeLybExkyQAAS1lVqF3rxW4NpaFnyI
6d ago • Reply

Add Your Comment



ROUTES British Airways Cincinnati CVG Delta London LHR London-Heathrow Heathrow American New Route Expansion


Just Landed: Norse Atlantic Airways Inaugurates London Gatwick to Washington-Dulles Service Low-cost upstart Norse Atlantic is expanding again and growing its presence in the U.S. June 1 marked the launch of a new service between Washington-Dulles and London Gatwick and the new low fares are guaranteed to please travelers. NEWS READ MORE »
Riyadh Air to Purchase 150 Boeing 737 MAX Jets Saudi Arabia's newest airline, Riyadh Air, is planning to purchase at least 150 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing. This will be Boeing's second large deal with its customers in Saudi Arabia this year. NEWS READ MORE »
Delta Opens New Exclusive Business Class Check-In Area This week, Delta Airlines debuted a brand new space at LAX as part of the continuing facility upgrades at one of the airline's most prominent hubs. As part of a broader project to enhance and improve the experience for Delta passengers at LAX, the airline unveiled a new exclusive business class check-in area for Delta One business class passengers. NEWS READ MORE »


NEW!AeroXplorer Aviation Sweater Use code AVGEEK for 10% off! BUY NOW