Danish low-cost carrier Primera Air has announced a new direct flight from Stansted airport to Washington Dulles for the summer season.

Starting 22 August, the airline will put on five flights a week to the US capital. In addition, Primera Air will increase frequency on its Stansted-Toronto route, which begins in May, from three to five flights a week.

Andri Mar Ingolfsson, president and owner of Primera Air, said: “We’ve been planning to add Washington from the beginning of the transatlantic flight project. We see a strong demand for this route… Our low-fare transatlantic flights are possible due to the latest technology by Airbus and Boeing. We are only a few weeks away from receiving our first Airbus A321neo unites, which will start operations in April.”

Ken O’Toole, CEO of Stansted airport, added: “We have made clear our ambition is to provide more services to the USA and add route to China and India, so this is another step towards that goal.”

Primera Air is opening bases in Birmingham, Stansted and Paris-Charles de Gaulle for flights to New York, Boston and Toronto, along with routes to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania. The airline says it plans to expand its presence at those bases and establish new ones in the next two years, with 20 Boeing Max9-ERs on order.


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