New flights to Manchester and Madrid from NYC

American Airlines are introducing
new flights from New York to Madrid
and Manchester
this spring.

The carrier will be servicing the
Spanish capital daily from 1 May and daily flights to Manchester, England
will start on 13 May. The flights will originate at JFK.

Manchester Marketing’s Chief
Executive, Andrew Stokes, said that the north-western city was delighted that
the airline was expanding operations into Manchester
and that the tourism organisation looked forward to working with American
Airlines.

“As the gateway to the north of England, Manchester
offers people from the US
the chance to experience not only our great city, but also the sights of the Lake District National Park,
Liverpool, and the Roman city of Chester – all
of which are within easy reach of Manchester.

“The new route will also support
the business community that travels frequently between Manchester
and the US,
in particular, international delegates attending conferences and exhibitions at
our convention centres,” he said.

There will also be a new flight
from New York to San Jose, Costa Rica,
five times per week. Services begin on 6 April.

Strikes

The airline company, which services
Grand Cayman, has filed an antitrust immunity
application that asks US regulators to allow it to work closely with Japan
Airlines.

It was reported last week that the
Transport Workers Union was seeking release from a mediation process with AA
which would allow 28,000 mechanics and bag handlers to strike in a row about
wage cuts.

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