American Airlines today announced it is adding a new service for passengers travelling between Manchester and New York (JFK). The new non-stop daily summer seasonal service is scheduled to begin operation on May 16th until September 30, 2010.
The new flight will complement American Airlines’ existing year-round non-stop service from Manchester to Chicago (ORD), which operates up to seven times a week. In addition to services from the north of England, American also has a large operation from London’s Heathrow with direct services to Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Raleigh/Durham, Boston, Miami, New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD).
“These new routes further demonstrate American’s commitment to the UK market and build upon our Manchester operation,” said Craig Kreeger, American’s Senior Vice President – International. “This will be our second scheduled service between Manchester and the USA and complements our Manchester – Chicago service which has been in operation for more than 20 years. We believe this new service to New York will prove equally popular providing a great connection not only to one of the world’s most exciting cities but also to the many destinations we serve from JFK.”
Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted that American Airlines have decided to launch their second long haul service between Manchester and North America. The service to New York JFK offers convenient connections across their US network including Boston, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Diego. All of these destinations have significant demand from the North West region giving passengers an alternative oneworld partner to these markets. New York itself has significant business links with the region across many sectors and continues to be a popular leisure destination.”
American will fly the new route with two-class (Business and Economy) Boeing 757-200 aircraft reconfigured for international operations. The service will offer a total of 182 seats, including 16 lie-flat Business Class seats.
In Business Class, passengers will benefit from American’s innovative fully motorised lie-flat seats in a 2-2 configuration. The seats provide ultimate flexibility and passenger comfort, complete with drop down armrests, the ability to track forward 10 inches, interlocking tray tables and in-seat audio and video on demand.
In economy, passengers will experience American’s newly-designed seat which heightens comfort by providing increased knee room. With its innovative cradling motion that better distributes weight, the recline angle of the seat back is similarly improved to give increased customer comfort. The cabin, in a 3-3 configuration, also benefits from new 17 inch LCD monitors and a digital media file server to improve in-flight audio and video entertainment quality.
On arrival at New York JFK, customers will experience American’s dedicated $1.3 billion terminal which opened two years ago in 2007. Featuring two Admirals Club lounges and a US Customs and Immigration facility which can handle 1,600 customers per hour, the terminal is the largest single-airline terminal at JFK and is designed to streamline passengers’ travel experiences through the airport.
As one of American’s key hubs, JFK also provides passengers with the ability to conveniently connect to around 40 onward destinations across the Americas and Caribbean.
The provisional schedule for the new route is as follows:
Westbound from Manchester to New York JFK
(Summer seasonal service effective 16 May-30 September 2010):
Flight No: AA211
Departure Airport: Manchester
Departure Time: 11.10
Arrival Airport: New York JFK
Arrival Time: 13.50
Eastbound from New York JFK to Manchester
(Summer seasonal service effective 15 May-29 September 2010):
Flight No: AA210
Departure Airport: New York JFK
Departure Time: 19.40
Arrival Airport: Manchester
Arrival Time: 07.55 (following day)
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