Airline launches UK-Boston flights for under £200
A brand new low-cost airline has launched flights between London Stansted and Boston, Massachusetts for below £200 one-way.
That is the second flight route from Icelandic provider Play, whose inaugural UK-US flights began up in April, jetting between London and Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall.
The primary Boston service took off on 11 Might.
Neither route is direct – each fly by way of the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
The London-Boston flight takes 11 hours and can function 4 instances every week, costing from £199.
Extra growth is deliberate for the approaching months: flights from Stansted to New York Stewart Worldwide are set to be added in June; Stansted to Orlando Worldwide will observe in September; and Liverpool to Orlando joins the community from November.
Fares for the New York service begin from £159 one-way, with the route working 4 instances every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Positioned 60 miles north of Manhattan, New York Stewart airport is additional away from town than better-known NY airports JFK and Newark.
Nonetheless, the airline claims travellers could be within the Huge Apple in an hour “due to the time saved getting by airport customs, in comparison with the a lot lengthier processes at JFK and Newark”.
The airline additionally plans to double the scale of its three-strong fleet of A320 neo plane by the summer season.
Play reported its strongest bookings in current weeks, recording 37,000 passengers in April, up a 54 per cent from March.
CEO Birgir Jonsson mentioned: “Around the globe, vacationers and holidaymakers are fuelling a global journey comeback.
“Increasing our flights to Boston will help European travellers searching for budget-friendly entry to the North East States, permitting them to pay much less for his or her flights and extra on the enjoyable actions and excursions that make the journey memorable.
“As we proceed to develop our presence within the US, we stay up for offering travellers with a no-frills strategy to journey, the place they will anticipate dependable but reasonably priced service from Play.”