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BREAKING NEWS - Aer Lingus are going Non-Stop to Barbados, New York, Orlando and Boston from Manchester with connecting flights from Dublin and Cork. Creating up to 120 Jobs.

24th March 2021 - 11:40am

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  • New services mark the airline’s first direct connections from the UK to the US and the Caribbean
  • Non-stop services from Manchester to New York JFK, Orlando, Barbados and Boston
  • Summer fares to the US start from £199 each-way as part of a return journey
  • Aer Lingus customers can avail of free, unlimited changes on all flights up to two hours before departure with its ‘Book with Confidence’ offer

Aer Lingus is to launch its first ever transatlantic services direct from Manchester to the US and the Caribbean, which will create up to 120 new jobs. Aer Lingus will commence four new routes from Manchester Airport flying to New York JFK and Orlando from 29 July, to Barbados from 20 October and to Boston from summer 2022.


Two of the four new routes, New York JFK and Boston, will be operated by the new single aisle Airbus A321LR, making Aer Lingus the first airline to operate the aircraft on regular scheduled services between the UK and the US.


Services to holiday hotspots such as Orlando and Barbados will be operated by a larger Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Aer Lingus offers highly competitive fares in both Business Class and Economy Class on its transatlantic services operating from Manchester with summer fares starting from £199 each way, as part of a return journey.


As part of its significant expansion into Manchester, Aer Lingus will create up to 120 job opportunities in the North of England. Recruitment will be predominantly for cabin crew roles, together with additional positions within Maintenance and Engineering, and Ground Operations. The New York JFK and Boston services will serve 58 onward destinations, with a schedule designed to maximise onward connectivity to exciting destinations such as Las Vegas, Nashville, and Jamaica, and for the first time from Manchester to San Jose, Bermuda and Dallas.


David Shepherd (Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer) said: “We are delighted to offer high-quality, direct, non-stop, business and leisure travel options, at very reasonable prices for travellers and holidaymakers across the North of England. Aer Lingus has been flying to North America for more than 60 years and we also have a proud history with Manchester Airport. With so many people missing out on travel due to Covid-19 over the past year, Aer Lingus is delighted to be sharing this positive news today, announcing a great choice for customers and creating up to 120 jobs in the North of England. We believe our transatlantic offering is one of the best in the marketplace comprising both business and economy cabins. Equally our operation of the new and innovative Airbus A321LR aircraft marks a further milestone as Aer Lingus will be one of the first carriers to fly the aircraft between the UK and the US. We look forward to commencing our transatlantic services this summer. The airline is one of Manchester’s longest serving carriers, currently flying to Dublin and Belfast, with flights to Cork set to resume in the summer”.

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