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Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017
Major international air links have declared the closure of flights due to poor ticket sales. As stated by United Airlines Birmingham to New York route’s last ever flight will be taken on 5 October 2017.
A spokesperson regretfully said that this decision was made due to the route’s poor performance.
British Airways will also stop flying from Heathrow to westerm Norway’s two biggest cities.
Those passengers who already booked their flights will either be offered alternatives or provided with refunds.
The United link has operated for 20 years and a number of airlines flew between Birmingham and New York. The British Airways started its operation to JFK from 1990s.
Earlier, in January after 20 months American Airlines stopped its Birmingham- New York JFK service.
However, the airport was disappointed by the decision but the Boeing 757 operated route had less than 1 percent of Birmingham’s passengers numbers and was less profiting proposition.
Another airline serving non stop North America from Birmingham might get started shortly. Speculations are rife that Norwegian or Thomas Cook Airlines may launch transatlantic route from the West Midlands airport.
By coming winter United will be grounding its Glasgow-Newark service for six months due to seasonal reduction in market demand, but the airline’s Edinburgh – Newark link will continue.
Demand for United’s long- established services from Scotland’s two biggest cities to Newark will lessen as Norwegian’s new routes from Edinburgh to Stewart in upstate New York,Hartford in Connecticut and Providence in Rhode Island will continue till winter.
Dublin is turning into a key hub between UK regional airports and the US with ease of passenger’s immigration and the customs in the Irish capital.