Thomas Cook Airlines’ rapidly expanding US network took another leap forward earlier with the announcement of direct flights from Manchester to San Francisco.
The flights are available to book this week for flights beginning in May 2017.
The new Manchester to San Francisco route represents further progress with Thomas Cook’s strategy to expand its successful long-haul offering and create opportunities to profitably grow Thomas Cook Airline’s seat-only business.
The new route joins flights to Los Angeles and Boston launched in 2016, and New York and Miami in 2015.
In addition to the new route, frequencies to Los Angeles will also increase from two to three flights per week, with Boston jumping from two to four flights per week.
Customers can also connect to around 90 North American and Caribbean cities, thanks to agreements with partner carriers.
Thomas Cook has seen a surge in flights and holidays to the USA.
Passenger numbers to the US on Thomas Cook’s UK airline have more than trebled in the last two years, and almost one million Thomas Cook customers will have flown stateside from across Europe during this year’s winter and summer seasons – an increase of 40 per cent year-on- year.
Thomas Cook chief airlines officer, Christoph Debus, said: “It’s never been so easy for our customers to reach top US destinations.
“With seven direct US routes from Manchester, five of which we have launched in the last 3 years, we’re making good progress with our strategy to grow our long-haul network.”