American Airlines to launch Manchester-New York route - Manchester,Airport Hotels Airport News

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American Airlines has announced it is launching a new route between Manchester Airport and New York City next year.

Non-stops daily flights will ply between the John F Kennedy Airport in New York and Manchester Airport from May 16 to September 30, 2010. The service will offer a total of 182 seats, including 16 Business Class seats.

The new route will not only provide UK travellers with another direct connection to New York City, but also offer links to other cities from the John F Kennedy Airport. The JFK Airport in New York offers a number of convenient connections to other cities in the US, including Boston, Orlando, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Senior vice president for American Airlines Craig Kreeger said the new routes underscore America's commitement to the UK market. This is the second service from Manchester Airport to be provided by American Airlines, and Kreeger says he expects the new route to prove as popular as the existing Manchester-Chicago route.

American Airlines has been providing direct services between Manchester Airport and Chicago for over 20 years. The airline provides up to seven weekly connections between Chicago and Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport serves around 22 million passengers annually, and offers connections to 220 destinations. Managing director for Manchester Airport, Andrew Cornish expressed delight at the US airline's introduction of the new long haul service between Manchester and the US.

American Airlines also connects many US cities to London's Heathrow Airport, with flights to Miami, Boston, Los Angeles and more.

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