Thomas Cook Airlines announced a new direct flight from San Francisco to Manchester beginning on May 14th.
It’s the seventh direct U.S. connection to Manchester and the fourth in three years with connections to 24 of Europe’s most popular destinations.
The leisure airline, part of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, also announced its new summer schedule from seven gateways in the United States. All flights are operated with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The new, expanded U.S. route network represents Thomas Cook’s continued strategy to expand its successful long-haul offering and become the preferred carrier from the U.S. to the North of England. The carrier also offers easy connections in Manchester to more than 20 cities throughout Europe.
“This is an exciting time for Thomas Cook Group Airlines as we grow our U.S. footprint with expanded service from gateways across the country,” said Christoph Debus, Chief Airlines Officer, Thomas Cook Group. “We work closely with partner airlines, allowing us to connect to 90 destinations within the USA, as well as to fantastic European cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Milan, allowing us to offer more destinations than ever before.”
Thomas Cook Group Airlines has seen a surge in flights and holidays to and from North America. Passenger numbers from North America to Europe have more than doubled during the past three years.
The UK-based carrier currently serves the U.S. from Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Orlando.