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 July 29, 2021, to Barbados from October 20 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.
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.