NORTH AMERICA will be easier to reach from regional airports this summer. Continental Airlines continues its expansion from UK airports with the launch, on 20 May, of flights from Bristol to Newark, New Jersey. A week later, Belfast will also be linked to the east-coast city. Besides offering easy access to New York, Newark has connections across the US and into Canada and Mexico. On 2 May, Continental restarts its summer- only flight from Gatwick to Cleveland.

American Airlines is to restart its Glasgow-Chicago and Manchester- Boston links on 2 May, continuing until 30 September and 29 October respectively. The Manchester service is an economy-only flight.

From June, Zoom adds Belfast to its UK regional network, with a weekly scheduled flight to Toronto.

American Airlines (08457 789 789;; Continental (0845 607 6760; Zoom (0870 240 0055;