Cambridge welcomes connections to the USA


23-10-2013

Passengers from Cambridge International Airport will now be able to fly to the USA, via Paris Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam Schiphol, with fares starting from just £320 return. The new flights are the result of a newly signed agreement between Cambridge carrier Darwin Airline and Air France.

Under the agreement, passengers and their baggage can be checked-in at Cambridge all the way through to their final destination in the USA, on a one-stop service with quick transfer times in Paris.  The partnership brings a whole range of exciting US destinations to Cambridge’s doorstep, with daily connecting service to New York JFK as well as one-stop to Newark, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Detroit now available. From these US hubs, there is also the option for passengers to connect onward to many other major cities across America, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Seattle and San Diego.

David Surley, Head of Business & Route Development of Cambridge International Airport said, "The launch of one-stop connections to the USA is another milestone in a fantastic year for Cambridge International Airport. The Cambridge region has a thriving business community that enjoys unusually close links with America so it was very important for us to be able to provide transatlantic connections, avoiding the hassle of travel to Heathrow or Gatwick.   We offer short check-in times of just an hour, meaning you not only save time getting to the airport but also when you’re at the airport, not to mention the convenience of many transatlantic services by Air France out of Paris, which is just an hour away.”

Passengers will be able to book flights from Cambridge International Airport to the USA through all major tour operators and travel agents.  Current fares to New York via ebookers start from just £320 return, whilst Washington DC starts from only £370 return.    A pre-Christmas city-break including flights and 4 nights hotel accommodation starts at just £496 in a 4-star hotel in Washington DC, or from just £598 in a 3-star hotel in Manhattan, New York City, based on 2 adults sharing.  Prices are correct at time of press, include all taxes, are subject to availability and can be booked by visiting www.ebookers.com

For more information on Cambridge International Airport, visit www.cambridgeairport.com


Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929.

Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the airport is also ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to the Canary Wharf and East London.

The airport is currently experiencing growth in the passenger airline and Executive Jet sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services including the UK, the Channel Islands and destinations within Europe. The airport is also undergoing an upgrade in passenger facilities.

With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services, with 24/7 capability. It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system.


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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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