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Travellers who want to head from the UK to the Big Apple will now have even more options thanks to the launch of direct flights to New York from Birmingham Airport commencing in the New Year.
The direct service from the Midland’s airport will be operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Bangladesh's national flag carrier, and will start from Spring 2014. A direct service to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, will also operate from this point.
Flights on the route will start going on sale in the New Year, with launch fares starting from £100 plus taxes each way between Birmingham and New York’s JFK airport. Launch fares between Birmingham and Dhaka will stand at 150 plus taxes each way.
Kevin Steele, MD & CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, added, "Birmingham's strong Bangladeshi community, new transit and terminal facilities and of course its extended runway capability that will allow us to fly direct from Dhaka next year were all key factors that attracted us to this new venture.
"We also recognise the many opportunities to build business and cultural links between Dhaka, Birmingham and New York and see how successful other long-haul routes have been in recent years from Birmingham." Flights on the above routes will operate twice a week, and the move has been made possible thanks to Birmingham's £40m runway extension – which is set to open soon. The launch of the new routes comes shortly after Norwegian airlines announced that they are to begin flights to New York for as little as £149 next summer.
Similarly cheap fares will be available for one-way flights to Los Angeles, with prices starting at £199 to fly to the West coast. Norwegian, a major budget airline in the European travel market, will make three weekly flights out of Gatwick airport starting July 2014. Wherever you head off on holiday it is important to organise travel insurance before you go, to ensure you have cover during your trip.
Date Created: 19/12/2013