Opening up the world in the air

New BA flights to Toronto, Hyderabad, Philadelphia, Calgary and China as Jet2 starts flying to New York from Manchester on four key dates.

Saturday, 1st March 2014, 8:00 am
New York Marathon

Tickets to travel on the A380 are now available to book on selected flights between London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.

Tickets for Washington will be available from September.

And seats on the 787 are available to book on selected flights between London Heathrow and Toronto, Newark, Austin from Monday, Hyderabad from March 30, Chengdu from May 5, Philadelphia from June 5 and Calgary from July 5.

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All flights are an easy transfer from Manchester through Heathrow’s Terminal Five.

Of these, Chengdu is probably the most interesting.

The Chinese city offers a wide array of attractions set against a famously laid back attitude to life .

Explore the many tea houses and bars of Chengdu and their flavoursome and aromatic cuisine, visit the Giant Panda sanctuaries, or perhaps explore some of China’s most historic temples home to some of China’s most important and historic literature archives.

At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding there are opportunities to visit the creche and even hug a panda!

Meanwhile, Jet2 has doubled the number of flights to New York flights from Manchester Airport. The carrier flies on October 30, November 13 for the New York Marathon, November 27 for Thanksgiving and Black Friday and December 11.

Stephen Turner, Aviation Commercial Director for Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said: “Package breaks from their holiday arm will also be offered by Jet2holidays at a popular time of year which coincides with some big events and holidays over in New York.

“The dates coincide with Thanksgiving and the New York Marathon.”

The flights are available from £399 per person including taxes.