Low-cost flights to New York & Florida from the UK are now available

A NEW direct flight route from the UK to New York has been launched, with fares from £179 each way.

Aer Lingus’ first direct flight from the UK into the US was launched yesterday by flights from Manchester Airport to New York JFK.

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Aer Lingus launches new flights from Manchester to New York City and OrlandoCredit: Alamy

Beginning on December 11, the airline will also launch a direct flight from Manchester to Orlando, with fares from £209 each way.

Fly to New York from Manchester every day at 12.25pm. Arrive in JFK at 4.15pm local.

There are four weekly flights available for holidaymakers who travel to the Sunshine State.

They leave at 11:15 every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and at 11 on Saturdays.

Both flights offer luggage discounts – you can bring a 10kg bag with you and check it in your hold.

Flyers will also be able to choose seats in advance.

Flying economy passengers will be provided with a meal, snack, and soft drink. Entertainment is also included.

For those splashing out on business class, with fares from £1,550, there are 16 seats that lie flat, Wi-Fi and fine dining.

Fly in economy to get a bargain January flight.

The US reopened to foreign travelers last month, resulting in a surge in bookings from Brits looking for trips.

Prices rose by up to 300 percent as more people booked their trips abroad through airline websites.

A one-way ticket from the UK to New York in November cost up to £1,777.

If you’re looking for a cheaper city break, two-night holidays including flights from £22pp are available to destinations like Krakow and Prague.

Fares from Manchester to New York begin at £179 each way

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Fares from Manchester to New York begin at £179 each wayCredit: Alamy
Lisa Minot, Travel Editor, takes part in City Climb at Hudson Yards in New York

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