A brand new flight route between Birmingham Airport and New York’s John F Kennedy Airport will launch next May, American Airlines have announced.
It is hoped that the launch, which will introduce direct daily flights to and from New York from 8 May 2015, will boost business and tourism links, encouraging new intercontinental relationships.
The new route is expected to provide just under 100,000 seats between Birmingham Airport and JFK.
Customers will also be entitled to earn and redeem British Airways air miles due to a code share between the two airlines.
As the seventh largest airport in the UK, Birmingham Airport currently handles more than nine million passengers.
A 23-year-old fashion student from Leicester has told ITV's Daybreak that her ordeal has been a 'rollercoaster' after she lost half her leg in a crash in New York City earlier this year.
Sian Green was involved in a freak accident when a taxi driver ran her over near Manhattan's Rockerfeller Centre in August.
A 23-year-old fashion student from Leicester who lost half her leg in a crash in New York City earlier this year has been speaking about her ordeal.
Sian Green told ITV's Daybreak she 'remembered everything' leading up to the crash.
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A Leicester holidaymaker who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi has been discharged from hospital.
Sian Green, 24, is expected to return home later this week.
A fashion student from Leicester who was critically injured when a taxi crashed into her in New York has thanked passers-by who saved her.
People on the streets of Manhattan ran to save 23-year-old Sian Green who was on a trip with her best friend.
Now out of hospital, five weeks after having her leg amputated, Miss Green appeared on the Today show.
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A student from Leicester who was seriously injured after being hit by a taxi in New York has given her first television interview just five weeks after her leg was amputated.
23-year-old Sian Green was taken to hospital in critical condition after being hit by a taxi which had mounted the pavement trying to avoid a cyclist in Manhattan.
Sian thanked passers by who helped to save her life and says she still remembers what happened.
Doctors say the condition of a Leicester woman who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi is improving.
Evelyn Hernandez, a spokesman for the New York hospital, said Sian Green has been upgraded to fair condition.
New York Police Department investigated the incident but the taxi driver involved in the crash said it was not his fault.
Mohammed Fasyal Himon said he was "very sorry" about the accident and blamed a cyclist for causing the crash.
The New York taxi driver involved in the crash which cost a British woman part of her leg has denied it was his fault, as he launched a medical fund to help her.
Sian Green has been recovering from surgery at Bellevue Hospital after a yellow cab ploughed into the 24-year-old as she was enjoying the start of a holiday break in the city with a female friend on Tuesday.
Mohammed Fasyal Himon said: "I am praying for her and her family. But it is not my fault. It is just an accident. This is what cab drivers have to deal with every day," he said. "It could have happened to any of us."