Thomas Cook Airlines will fly to Seattle from Manchester Airport as part of its summer 2018 programme.
The addition of the Seattle route reinforces Thomas Cook Airlines’ position as the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester, serving more USA routes than any other airline.
This new destination follows the recent introduction of San Francisco (SFO) and the year-round service to New York (JFK) from Manchester.
“We are proud to be continuing our expansion to the USA by launching Seattle as a new destination next year,” said Christoph Debus, CEO Thomas Cook Group Airline.
“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.”
Thomas Cook Airlines is the biggest long-haul carrier from Manchester Airport. It has the largest number of long-haul aircrafts with eight Airbus A330s and serves the most non-stop long-haul routes.
“Collette Roche, Interim MD at Manchester Airport, said: “To secure a direct route to Seattle is further testament to the role Manchester Airport plays in the North and UK as a whole.
“We now offer more than a dozen direct destinations to the USA, meaning we have grown the number of seats on sale to US destinations at a greater rate than any other UK airport this year.
“This is hugely positive news for the 22m passengers in our catchment area – which spans from Scotland to the Midlands and Merseyside to Yorkshire, and the millions of people a year who connect to our long-haul network from locations across the UK and Europe.”
What is on offer in Seattle?
Surrounded by water, mountains and forests, Seattle is the largest city in Washington on the east coast of the USA and offers a multitude of things to see and do.
From the breath-taking views at the top of Space Needle and the iconic Seattle Great Wheel to the tastes and smells of Pike Place Market, one of the country’s oldest farmers market, holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice.
For those wanting to venture further afield, the Victoria Clipper makes for an unforgettable trip to Canada.