Aer Lingus will launch its first ever transatlantic services from Manchester in July.
It will fly non-stop to New York JFK and Orlando from 29 July, adding flights to Barbados on 20 October.
From summer 2022 it will also fly from Manchester to Boston.
Flights to New York and Boston will be operated by a single-aisle Airbus A321 aircraft. Flights to Orlando and Barbados will be on a larger, twin-aisle A330-300.
Fares start at £159 one-way when booked as part of a return flight.
Customers can connect onto flights to 58 other destinations in the US and the Caribbean at both New York and Boston airports. These include Las Vegas, Nashville, Jamaica, San Jose, Bermuda and Dallas.
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 Chief Commercial Officer David Shepherd.
Aer Lingus already flies from Manchester to Dublin and Belfast. It will resume flights to Cork in the summer.
Is it safe to book an Aer Lingus flight?
There are no guarantees that overseas holidays will be allowed this summer, which means that booking flights is risky. However, Aer Lingus will allow you to change your flight up to two hours before departure with no change fee under its Book with Confidence offer, which expires on 31 December.
If your new flight is more expensive, you’ll have to pay the difference. See Aer Lingus’ lead-in fares below: