Oneworld carrier American Airlines has announced it is to launch a daily summer seasonal service from Manchester to New York JFK in 2010, just days after Delta confirmed it is to drop its own service on the route. The new route will operate daily between May 16 and September 30, 2010, using two-class Boeing 757-200 aicraft with 16 lie-flat seats in business class and 156 seats in economy. The schedule calls for flight AA211 to depart Manchester at 1110, arriving into New York at 1350, with the return leg leaving JFK at 1940, landing back into the UK at 0755 the next day. This will be the second US route offered by the Oneworld carrier from Manchester, joining its long-established year-round flights to Chicago. The news follows Delta’s confirmation that it is to drop its Manchester-New York JFK route from January 8, 2010 (see online news September 8). Continental – which is due to leave Skyteam for Star Alliance next month - currently flies twice-daily from Manchester to New York Newark. For more information visit aa.com.
Report by Mark Caswell