Aer Lingus is to launch its first ever transatlantic companies direct from Manchester to the US and the Caribbean.
The flag-carrier stated the transfer would create as much as 120 new jobs.
Aer Lingus will start 4 new routes from Manchester Airport flying to New York JFK and Orlando from July 29th, to Barbados from October 20th and to Boston from summer time 2022.
Two of the 4 new routes, New York JFK and Boston, shall be operated by the brand new single-aisle Airbus A321LR, making Aer Lingus the primary airline to function the plane on common scheduled companies between the UK and the US.
Providers to vacation hotspots akin to Orlando and Barbados shall be operated by a bigger Airbus A330-300 plane.
As a part of its important enlargement into Manchester, Aer Lingus will create as much as 120 job alternatives within the north of England.
Recruitment shall be predominantly for cabin crew roles, along with extra positions inside upkeep and engineering, and floor operations.
The New York JFK and Boston companies will serve 58 onward locations, with a schedule designed to maximise onward connectivity to thrilling locations akin to Las Vegas, Nashville, and Jamaica, and for the primary time from Manchester to San Jose, Bermuda and Dallas.
David Shepherd, Aer Lingus chief business officer, stated: “We’re delighted to supply high-quality, direct, continuous, enterprise and leisure journey choices, at very affordable costs for travellers and holidaymakers throughout the North of England.
“Aer Lingus has been flying to North America for greater than 60 years and we even have a proud historical past with Manchester Airport.
“With so many individuals lacking out on journey resulting from Covid-19 over the previous yr, Aer Lingus is delighted to be sharing this optimistic information as we speak, saying an amazing alternative for purchasers and creating as much as 120 jobs within the north of England.
The airline is considered one of longest serving carriers in Manchester, at present flying to Dublin and Belfast, with flights to Cork set to renew in the summertime.
Karen Sensible, Manchester Airport managing director, stated: “These routes shall be an amazing addition to the departure boards right here at Manchester as we sit up for restarting worldwide journey.
“Pre-pandemic there have been greater than 5.5 million passengers who crossed the Atlantic annually by way of Manchester and so to have the ability to provide these companies with a brand new service is nice information.”