Aer Lingus and British Airways team up for new holidays to Barbados and the USA

Aer Lingus and British Airways have joined forces to offer new package holiday options for Brits to destinations including Barbados, Orlando and New York.

Passengers who want to fly from Manchester will be able to book direct flights to all three destinations with Aer Lingus, while also being able to book accommodation and car hire through British Airways Holidays.

Aer Lingus launched flights to Barbados from Manchester this week, with plans for New York flights from December 1, and Orlando from December 11.

There are New York breaks from £499pp, Orlando holidays from £659pp and Barbados holidays from £699pp already on offer. Holidaymakers can find out more and book the deals on ba.com/aerlingus.

They will also be able to make use of other British Airways Holidays perks such as securing a holiday with a deposit from £60pp and flexible payment options.

Aer Lingus celebrated a milestone earlier this week when its first direct transatlantic flight on the Airbus A330-300 from Manchester took off to Barbados, one of the popular winter sun destinations for Brits.

The new service will include two weekly flights to Barbados until October 30 when this will increase to three weekly flights, with the routes due to be operated until the end of April. Fares start from £199 each way when booked as part of a return journey in economy.

Susanne Carberry, Chief Customer Officer at Aer Lingus, said of the new venture with BA: “We are delighted to announce a partnership between Aer Lingus and British Airways Holidays, offering holidaymakers across the North of England convenience when booking trips to our new non-stop routes to the US and Caribbean from Manchester airport.

“British Airways holidays offers choice all in one place, making sure customers can plan their holidays with ease. We believe our transatlantic offering is the best in the marketplace comprising both business and economy cabins and we look forward to welcoming customers on board this summer!”