Business travel

Aer Lingus connects Manchester and New York

Aer Lingus flights between Manchester and New York JFK began this week and thus became the airline’s first direct service between the UK and US.

The carrier will also launch Manchester to Orlando flights on December 11 ahead of “ambitious” transatlantic flight plans from Dublin and Manchester in 2022.

Services were previously scheduled to start on September 30, but were delayed due to continued restrictions on travel to the United States.

Aer Lingus operates the new service using Airbus A321LR single-aisle aircraft with 16 business class reclining seats and 168 economy cabin seats.

In 2022, it intends to operate more than 71 direct routes to 62 destinations as it reconstitutes its network, including 16 transatlantic routes from Dublin and Manchester. It operated more than 100 lines in 2019.

The launch of Manchester-New York flights “marks a very important day for Aer Lingus as we launch our first flights from the UK to the US as we reclaim and expand our transatlantic network,” said Reid Moody, responsible for strategy and strategy of Aer Lingus. planning officer.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, added: “It’s incredibly nice to see Aer Lingus launch its service to New York, which will give passengers more choice when they want to travel to one of our most popular destinations.

“Aer Lingus’ transatlantic routes will undoubtedly be extremely popular with the 22 million people who live in our catchment area, especially now that the United States has opened up to British travelers.