Aer Lingus operates its first flight from Manchester to New York (JFK)

Pictured are Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Niamh Keegan and Nicola Carooza inaugural flight from Manchester Airport direct to New York, JFK.

Aer Lingus on December 1, 2021 celebrated the launch of its very first direct flight, EI45, from Manchester to New York, JFK as the airline expands its transatlantic services for customers from the UK and marks its first direct flight between the UK and the United States.

The Irish flag carrier is also gearing up to prepare for the inaugural service from Manchester to Orlando in Florida on December 11, 2021.

The two new routes are part of the airline’s ambitious schedule plans for 2022.

An Innovative and Sustainable Travel Experience

From December 3, 2021 passengers flying Aer Lingus to JFK will experience the new Airbus A321LR single aisle aircraft. The new state-of-the-art aircraft promises a more innovative and sustainable travel experience, boasting greater fuel-efficiency, with a 15% reduction in fuel burn, compared to a A321CEO and a 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft. Offering both a Business Class cabin with 16 fully lie-flat seats, fine dining and complimentary wi-fi, and an Economy Class cabin with complimentary meal and snack and soft drink in-flight, and top inflight entertainment, including the latest movie releases, TV boxsets, games and music.

"St. Fiacre", delivered October 14, 2019

Rediscover New York and Orlando

Flights to New York for those looking to visit the excitement of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs, depart daily at 12:35 and arrive into New York’s iconic JFK airport at 16:15 local time.

Holidaymakers wanting to visit the ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida, can choose from four weekly flights from Manchester to Orlando, with fares starting from £209 each way (including taxes and charges), departing each day at 11:00 every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Above Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX WL EI-LRC (msn 8965) BOS (Fred Freketic). Image: 955998.

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