Airline launches London-New York flights for £139

A finances airline has began promoting one-way flights from London to New York for simply £139.

Icelandic low-cost service Play will start its new route, flying from London Stansted to New York Stewart Worldwide Airport, from 10 June.

The £139 price ticket is an introductory supply, solely obtainable to buy till midnight on 7 February.

Nevertheless, even with out the particular charge, one-way fares begin from £159, or £318 return.

The cut-price flights should not direct – they embrace a 95-minute stopover in Reykjavik, or passengers can select to increase their layover within the Icelandic capital for a multi-stop break.

The brand new route will function 4 instances every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

It’s Play’s third Transatlantic providing, following companies to Boston and Baltimore/Washington.

Situated 60 miles north of Manhattan, New York Stewart airport is additional away from the town than better-known NY airports JFK and Newark.

Nevertheless, the airline claims travellers might be within the Huge Apple in an hour “because of the time saved getting via airport customs, in comparison with the a lot lengthier processes at JFK and Newark”.

The airport lately underwent a $37m enlargement to beef up its worldwide arrivals providing.

Birgir Jónsson, Play chief govt, stated: “After we learnt of the surge within the space surrounding New York Stewart and the advantages it presents, we didn’t hesitate in snapping up the prospect to function from this airport.

“New York is a important location for each European vacationers trying to discover Manhattan, and American travellers heading to the 22 locations we fly to together with Iceland, Paris, Dublin, and extra.

“We anticipate robust bookings in 2022, and with New York as our third US vacation spot, Play passengers can have extra decisions when reserving last-minute journeys, work-cations, and spontaneous adventures.”

Different carriers are additionally eyeing up low-cost, no-frills Transatlantic flights.

New low-cost Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways plans to fly between Europe and the US from early 2022.

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