A first of its kind flight will depart from Nashville International Airport Friday evening and arrive across the pond.
This is a milestone for the Nashville airport and the city as a whole. After the big August announcement, the day is finally here for folks to hop from Music City to Heathrow Airport in London in a nonstop flight.
This has been a project in the works between the two cities for two years.
We can barely contain our excitement.....barely! 🤗✈️🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/xqPsiw5lYL
— Fly Nashville (@Fly_Nashville) May 4, 2018
Nashville hasn't had a nonstop flight to London for nearly 30 years.
Passengers on the inaugural flight from London will land in Nashville at 5:35 p.m.
Governor Haslam, Mayor Briley and airline officials will be at the airport for an official ribbon cutting for the first flight from BNA to Heathrow.
Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe will travel on the flight to London. They will pitch a number of European businesses interested in setting up operations in the southeast U.S.