Socking it to Boston! This baseball-inspired cake was used as part of Thomas Cook Airlines’ launch of twice-weekly services to the US city on 30 May. The 5,060-kilometre sector joins Los Angeles as the second US route launched by the airline this month.
- Thomas Cook Airlines celebrated its inaugural flight to Boston (BOS) on 30 May, marking its latest milestone as the biggest long-haul carrier from Manchester (MAN). The airline’s flying programme, which runs twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) throughout June to the middle of September, will be flown by the carrier’s A330-200 fleet, and faces no direct competition. However, Virgin Atlantic Airways has recently announced that it will serve the same city pair from next summer. Thomas Cook’s Chief Airlines and Hotels Officer, Christoph Debus, said: “When we launch our new routes, we really go big for our customers and Boston is no exception. This route opens up great new possibilities for our customers to enjoy long weekends in one of America’s greatest cities. This is our second inaugural flight to the US route in May, with our Los Angeles programme now four weeks old. We are the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester Airport and offer the best US leisure destinations for holiday makers in the north-west.” Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: “This route makes Manchester the only UK airport outside of London to offer a direct service to Boston, and offers our 23.5m annual passengers easy access to the US. Furthermore it showcases the role Manchester Airport plays in UK aviation, offering a wealth of long haul destinations, which no other UK airport outside of London has.”