British Airways has announced a brand new direct service between London Heathrow and Nashville, launching May 2018. The new service will operate five times a week from Heathrow, Terminal 5 on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Conveniently positioned between three interstate highways, Nashville makes a perfect starting point for Southern road trips, with Memphis, Baton Rouge and New Orleans all within easy reach for fly-drive enthusiasts.

With more than a hundred live music venues hosting music from country and blues to jazz and gospel, a rich history and heritage and a thriving food and drink scene Nashville is a truly vibrant place for all tastes and styles. As well as a great holiday destination the route will also be a popular business destination with corporate travellers increasing thanks to Nashville's rapid growth in manufacturing, biosciences, technology and the energy sector.

Those travelling on business can save money and earn rewards when their business joins OnBusiness, British Airways corporate loyalty programme. Collect OnBusiness points each time you fly, enjoy a triple points welcome bonus, boost earning power by advancing in tiers, benefit from exclusive members-only offers, then spend points across British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia. For more details or to join OnBusiness click here.