Published on August 25th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Aer Lingus UK Delay Manchester Start Again

Aer Lingus UK has pushed back the start date for the Manchester operations again due to the continued entry restrictions into the United States. Aer Lingus UK had planned to start flying transatlantic services from Manchester direct to the United States from July but this was pushed back until September. However, the continued restrictions on entry requirements into the United States from non US citizens and residents have caused Aer Lingus UK to push back until 1st December for the Manchester – New York JFK service and 11th December for the Manchester – Orlando service. The airline new route from Manchester to Barbados will commence as planned on 20th October with three services per week. This will now be the first route operated by Aer Lingus UK.

Aer Lingus has apologised to passengers for any inconvenience caused and they now have dedicated teams in place to contact customers directly to offer either 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.

Earlier this week, Aer Lingus UK first aircraft took to the skies for the first time with a test flight on Airbus A330-300, G-EILA. The flight lasted 1h 20m having flown north from Dublin to the Glasgow area at FL310 (31,000 ft) and then made a U-turn and returned to Dublin. The aircraft is expected to remain parked at Dublin for the coming weeks prior to entering service from Manchester in October.

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