Long-haul flights and package holidays to America are now available to book from Kent International Airport (KIA). Cosmos Holidays has launched its travel brochure for next year’s transatlantic service from Manston to Virginia, which will see thousands of American tourists flocking to the county each year. The direct charter flights to the American colonial state will be the first of their kind in the UK. Chief executive of KIA operators Infratil Steven Fitzgerald said:
“Cosmos Holidays choosing KIA for this service is due to the support and interest received from local groups. Everyone is driving in the same direction and that gives us great confidence. This is a fantastic programme of flights, which I believe it will be the first of many.”
From May 2, planes will fly direct from KIA to Norfolk Airport in Virginia every Wednesday until October. Virginia boasts mountains, sandy beaches, historic sites and one of the world’s best golf courses, and was the location of the country’s first surviving English settlement in 1607. Prices for flights and holidays start from £399 per person. The Virginia flights will bring the number of destinations KIA will fly to next year up to four, including trips to Faro, Alicante and Palma with Kent Escapes.
KentNews 7th Sep 2006