The three major airline alliances will go head to head on the Manchester-New York route next summer, as Delta has announced it will reinstate its service on May 2, 2010.
Skyteam member Delta is temporarily dropping the Manchester-JFK route on January 8 next year (see online news September 8), but has now confirmed it will recommence the service for the summer season. The route will be served by Boeing 757-200 aircraft configured for 170 seats. Joint venture partners Air France KLM will codeshare on the route.
The news means that the three major airline alliances are set to compete on the Manchester-New York route next summer. Oneworld member American Airlines has confirmed it will operate a daily service to JFK between May 16 and September 30, 2010 (see online news September 17), and soon-to-be Star Alliance member Continental currently flies twice-daily from Manchester to New York Newark.
Report by Mark Caswell