More flights to follow in the summer to Boston, Toronto and Washington DC

Nordic low cost airline, Primera Air, has had an official launch of flights from London Stansted, to

Nordic low cost airline, Primera Air, has had an official launch of flights from London Stansted, to New York, with a performance of a Broadway style musical in the airport building, for travellers and others. - Credit: Tony Pick Photography

New scheduled transatlantic flights launched at Stansted Airport - with a song and a dance from Broadway.

Primera Air, the low-fare Nordic airline, has marked its London Stansted to New York route launch with a dazzling Broadway show, including performances from the New York-based production of West-Side Story.

Officially launching the Airbus A321NEO aircraft, the celebrations kicked off in London Stansted’s departures lounge with performers putting on a show for official representatives of the airline, as well as lucky holiday-makers and passers-by.

Anastasija Visnakova, chief commercial officer at Primera Air said: “We are delighted to mark this exciting occasion by bringing New York’s Broadway to the home of the West-End. We have already begun operations in London and really wanted to make a song and dance of the fact that we’re aiming to make expensive long-haul travel history.”

Primera Air has now officially launched its London Stansted – New York routes with fares starting from £149 one-way. These are the first scheduled transatlantic flights for ten years from Stansted.

More routes from Stansted will be launching this summer to Boston, Toronto and Washington DC.

Primera Air is a low-fare Nordic airline that operates flights from Europe to more than 70 destinations across the Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and North America.

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Originally founded in Iceland in 2003 as a charter provider, Primera Air has grown to become an airline that now carries over one million passengers each year with a fleet of eight Airbus A321NEO and ten Boeing 737NG planes.

Primera Air is now owned by the Primera Travel Group, a group of Scandinavian tour operators and travel agencies.