Thomas Cook Airlines has launched its long haul-flight programme for Summer 2018 and announced a new route from Manchester to Seattle from May next year.

The addition of Seattle reinforces the airline’s position as the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester. Tickets for summer 2018 are now on sale with the first flight to Seattle taking off on May 27.

This new destination follows the recent introduction of San Francisco and the year-round service to New York from Manchester, with prices to the USA from £399 return. All tickets include free checked-in baggage (up to 50 pounds) as well as meals and inflight entertainment on seat-back screens with a choice of free and paid-for premium content.

Christoph Debus, CEO of the airline group, said: “We are proud to be continuing our expansion to the USA by launching Seattle as a new destination next year. Our German Condor operation has served Seattle for many years and the year-round service has been really popular with our passengers. We work closely with partner airlines, allowing us to connect customers to 90 destinations within the USA. Alaska Airlines, based in Seattle, is an important partner offering our customers even more choice to the likes of British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska and Hawaii.”

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