Following its spring UK launch, Primera Air has experienced high demand across its transatlantic flights with the London Stansted – New York route proving particularly popular. In response to this, Primera Air will continue its daily flights to New York with the winter schedule also seeing three flights per week to Toronto and four flights per week for the anticipated Washington DC route which commences on 22nd August 2018. Primera’s seasonal London Stansted – Boston route will make its return to the schedule in early 2019.
Anastasija Visnakova, Primera Air, Chief Commercial Officer explains: “The demand we’ve seen so far shows there is a lot of interest in the catchment area of London Stansted, including Greater London, Essex and surrounding cities such as Cambridge and Peterborough. There is clearly a huge amount of appetite for low-fare transatlantic flights and we’ve seen more than 70,000 passengers booking flights on our new transatlantic routes. This gives us a great amount of encouragement to build on the existing routes throughout winter and continue to run a daily operation between London Stansted and New York.”
Mark Souter, London Stansted’s Head of Aviation, said: “We’re delighted that Primera Air is continuing its popular daily service to New York over the Winter period, as well as the existing London Stansted to Toronto route. Primera’s Stansted to Washington route is launching soon, further expanding our ever-growing network of destinations. We have seen strong demand from customers on the New York route since its introduction earlier this year and we look forward to continuing to welcome Primera passengers at London Stansted.”
The schedule will include the following routes:
- London (Stansted) – New York (EWR) – Daily – From October 31 – to 30th March 2019 – £149
- London (Stansted) – Washington D.C. (IAD) – Mon, Wed Fri, Sat – From October 31 – to 30th March 2019 – £199
- London (Stansted) – Toronto (YYZ) – Tue, Thu, Sun – From October 31 – to 30th March – 2019 – £149
Primera Air was the first airline in 10 years to operate scheduled transatlantic flights from London Stansted Airport – bringing new North American links to the area.
Taking the strain of searching tirelessly for affordable international travel options, Primera Air’s mission is to make expensive long-haul travel history. There are five levels of travel package available to book – Light, Comfort, Flex, Premium and Premium Flex – which gives passengers the opportunity to tailor their onboard experienced to suit their budget and needs.