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Aer Lingus postpones launch of Manchester-US services

Aer Lingus is postponing the start of new transatlantic services between Manchester and New York JFK and Orlando.

The US routes were due to commence on July 29 but a statement from the carrier said the delay was “due to international borders opening later than expected”.

It continued: “Aer Lingus (UK) Ltd remains fully committed to its services from Manchester Airport, and looks forward to launching to New York and Orlando on 30th September, and to Barbados on 20th October.

“Aer Lingus is sorry for any inconvenience caused to any of our customers.

“Our dedicated teams are contacting customers directly and offering a full refund, re-accommodation on an alternative service or the option of a voucher with an additional 10%, for use across the Aer Lingus network over the next five years.”

It said the new services to Barbados will launch as scheduled.

Aer Lingus announced its plans for transatlantic flights from Manchester in March, and said the new services would create up to 120 jobs in the north of England.

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