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Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021

Manchester Airport regains Canada air link

Toronto is the latest long-haul route to return to Manchester

Direct flights from Manchester Airport to Canada will resume for the first time since the start of the pandemic, after Air Transat confirmed plans to reintroduce its Toronto service.

The weekly flights will operate from Terminal One at the Northern hub from 20 October.

The recovery of Manchester's connection to Canada follows the reinstatement of direct services to destinations such as Singapore and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.

In an additional boost, TUI is set to begin flights to a range of winter sun destinations from MAN this month, all flying from the new-look Terminal Two, which opened in July.

Passengers will be able to fly to Cancun (Mexico), Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and Montego Bay (Jamaica) from 17 October.

Hurghada, resumes on 18 October and Cape Verde flights start to 24 October.

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus launches its first UK transatlantic base in Manchester on Wednesday next week, with a direct route to Barbados.

Further Aer Lingus routes to the US are planned for this year.

Manchester to New York, JFK will commence on 1 December and Orlando from 11 December.

Karen Smart, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: "We are thrilled to see so many direct long-haul routes returning so quickly - reconnecting our region with the world."

"The Air Transat service is fantastic news for travellers from the North who want to enjoy city breaks to Toronto, and use it as an entry point to explore other parts of Canada".

"We are also keen to see the US government provide clarity on when it will lift restrictions for fully-vaccinated UK travellers, to reconnect families and give further impetus to both nations' recovery."

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