NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's been nearly 25 years since a direct flight from London touched down in Nashville, but that changed Friday night when British Airways landed in Music City.
For many of the 214 passengers, it marked their first time in Nashville and one woman told us this new direct flight is overdue.
"I started the international movement of country music going to Europe back in the 70's, 80's, 90's. I was the first to take Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and so many others, and after there first experience they all said we want to go back again," said Trisha Walker who is from London.
After the inaugural flight landed, passengers were given gifts bags and greeted by the Fisk University Jubilee singers.
Governor Bill Haslam and Mayor David Briley were also there to greet the guests. A British Airways spokesperson said the new flight helps connect Nashvillians to the world.