American Airlines adds new Manchester to New York service - MIDAS

American Airlines adds new Manchester to New York service

A new non-stop daily summer seasonal service between Manchester and New York (JFK) is scheduled to begin operation on May 16th until September 30, 2010.

The new flight will complement American Airlines’ existing year-round non-stop service from Manchester to Chicago (ORD), which operates up to seven times a week.

In addition to services from the north of England, American also has a large operation from London’s Heathrow with direct services to Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Raleigh/Durham, Boston, Miami, New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD).

“These new routes further demonstrate American’s commitment to the UK market and build upon our Manchester operation,” said Craig Kreeger, American’s Senior Vice President – International.

“This will be our second scheduled service between Manchester and the USA and complements our Manchester – Chicago service which has been in operation for more than 20 years. We believe this new service to New York will prove equally popular providing a great connection not only to one of the world’s most exciting cities but also to the many destinations we serve from JFK.”

Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted that American Airlines have decided to launch their second long haul service between Manchester and North America. The service to New York JFK offers convenient connections across their US network including Boston, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Diego. All of these destinations have significant demand from the North West region giving passengers an alternative oneworld partner to these markets. New York itself has significant business links with the region across many sectors and continues to be a popular leisure destination.”

American will fly the new route with two-class (Business and Economy) Boeing 757-200 aircraft reconfigured for international operations. The service will offer a total of 182 seats, including 16 lie-flat Business Class seats.

Source: Manchester Airport

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