You Can Now Fly From London To New York For £99


Have you ever wanted to go to New York but been put off by the sheer price? Thought ‘Big Apple, baby! Here we come!’ and then spent a second on Google and opted for a weekend in Wales instead? Been so annoyed at the cost of travelling across the pond that you flat-out refuse to go to America in general, ever?

If you have, you’re in luck, with the announcement that Primera Air is launching £99 flights to New York, Boston, Toronto and Washington DC.

While sat in normal seating, with just 10kg of hand luggage, it isn’t exactly the First Class experience you might be craving for a nine-hour journey, but come on: £99. There ain’t no arguing with that.


All routes will depart from London Stansted, a first for the airport in 10 years.

Overall, 396 tickets are to be flagged on a first come, first served basis.

They will go on sale on March 22 at 9am and obviously are projected to sell out in minutes, if not SECONDS. So no faffing around guys. The early bird catches the plane to the city that never sleeps!


In a statement, Primera Air said:

Taking the strain of searching tirelessly for affordable international travel options, Primera Air’s mission is to make expensive long-haul travel history.

Primera Air CEO Hrafn Thorgeirsson told Telegraph Travel:

At Heathrow there are no slots available and Gatwick is really saturated and very difficult to get any proper slots.

Nobody is serving Stansted right now for our market.


As per their website:

Ever since starting out in 2003 as a charter provider, we’ve strived towards one thing – excellent air travel services. Our constant attention to detail, innovative spirit and lookout for improvement has allowed us to grow into a scheduled holiday flight airline, which still aspires toward premium service during every phase of your booking and flight with us.

Currently Primera Air flies from airports in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland and operates a fleet of 9 aircraft – 2 new generation Boeing 737-700 and 7 Boeing 737-800, ready fly you to the best holiday destinations in Europe and beyond.

Find out more right here!