29 MAY 2017
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Consolidating its position as the biggest carrier to the US from Manchester, Thomas Cook Airlines has launched a San Francisco service, with inaugural passengers treated to a US-style send-off including a giant Golden Gate Bridge cake.
It is the airline’s seventh direct link between Manchester and the US and the fourth in three years, with connections to 24 of Europe’s most popular destinations.
Chief airlines and hotels officer Christoph Debus said: “This is an exciting time for us as we continue to grow our US footprint. Working closely with partner airlines, we can now connect to 90 destinations within the US.
“We also now connect to the major European cities, including Paris, Amsterdam and Milan, allowing us to offer more destinations than ever before and we will keep putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.”
Manchester Airport commercial director Stephen Turner added: “Manchester, as the UK’s global gateway to and from the North is the only UK airport outside London to offer direct services to San Francisco, giving our 26.5m annual passengers easy access to the US west coast.
“This development also showcases the role Manchester Airport plays in UK aviation, offering passengers in our catchment area easy, direct options from their local airport.” (See also Oman's Manchester launch in this issue).
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