Primera Air will begin direct flights five times a week from London Stansted to Washington Dulles airport, with flights commencing August 22.
The airline will also increase flight frequency between London (Stansted) and Toronto to improve connectivity between these destinations.
“We’ve been planning to add Washington from the beginning of the transatlantic flight project. We see a strong demand for this route and we are the first low-cost airline to start operations between both cities, offering people an affordable way of transatlantic travel,” said Andri Már Ingólfsson, president and owner of Primera Air.
“We’ve already seen a very positive response from passengers to Primera’s previous announcement of new services to New York, Boston and Toronto, and the addition of Washington will provide even more choice and connectivity to the east coast of the USA,” said the CEO of London Stansted, Ken O’Toole.
Due to growing demand for flights from London (Stansted) to Toronto, the airline has decided to increase flight frequency from three to five flights per week.
As announced previously, the airline is opening new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) for flights to New York, Boston and Toronto this April along with new routes from UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania.
In the next two years, it plans to increase its presence on current bases and add new transatlantic routes and bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing MAX9-ER on order.