DUBLIN, IRELANDIrish flag carrier Aer Lingus announced that it would delay the start of its Manchester to New York JFK and Orlando services due to the Covid restrictions on travel into the USA.

The airline's new transatlantic routes were initially scheduled to start this summer. According to the new schedule, the JFK service will now commence on December 1, with Orlando following on December 11.

However, its Manchester to Barbados route – the first ever Aer Lingus service to the Caribbean – will proceed as planned from October 20.