Aer Lingus has celebrated the launch of its very first direct flight from Manchester to Orlando, Florida.
Flight EI 35, operated by an Airbus A330, departed Manchester on Saturday, 11 December, for Orlando.
It is the third inaugural flight for the Irish flag carrier after Barbados on 20 October and New York JFK on 1 December.
The four-times weekly service to Orlando goes out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A fourth service from Manchester, to Boston, will begin in summer 2022.
The flights operate under the oneworld joint venture, using BA’s code which means they can also be sold through British Airways.