Aer Lingus has again delayed the start of its flights from Manchester to the US due to continuing restrictions to transatlantic travel.

The carrier had initially intended to launch the routes in July, but this was postponed until September 30.

The flights to New York JFK will now launch on December 1, followed by Orlando on December 11.

The three-times-weekly service from Manchester to Barbados will still go ahead as planned on October 20.

The carrier released a statement on the change in schedule:

“Aer Lingus remains fully committed to its services from Manchester Airport and its new non-stop Manchester to Barbados service, with three flights a week, will commence as planned on 20th October.

“Both New York and Orlando services were due to start on 30th September. Aer Lingus is sorry for any inconvenience caused and our dedicated teams are contacting customers directly to offer either a full refund, re-accommodation on an alternative service or the option of a voucher with an additional 10 per cent, for use across the Aer Lingus network over the next five years.”