Budget Carrier Primera Air Announces 3 New Transatlantic Flights
Today, Primera Air started their service from Washington Dulles (IAD) and London Stansted (STN) airport. Further, this morning, Primera Air announced three new transatlantic flights between the United States and Brussels, Belgium. The new routes are as follows:
- Washington Dulles (IAD) to Brussels (BRU): Service will run 3 times weekly beginning on 6/2/19
- Boston (BOS) to Brussels (BRU): Service will run 4 times weekly beginning on 6/4/19
- Newark (EWR) to Brussels (BRU): Service will run daily starting on 5/9/2019
These new routes are already bookable on the Primera Air website. Prices start at $199 one-way departing the US to Brussels and $149 to London.
Primera Air will be flying the new single-aisle Airbus A321neo, which is the size of a normal domestic plane, not your typical widebody jet. Regardless, Primera Air is a cheap way to fly if you can travel light.
As you can see from the photo above, their Primera Light fares include only 1 personal item of less than 10 kg (22 lbs) for free. Most carry-on bags should work (21x18x10 in). Seat assignment and checked luggage is extra and requires their Primera Comfort fare. Further, meals on Primera are outrageous at 20 Euro each and only included with their Primera Flex fare. Bring your own sandwiches, drinks, and snacks to save.
More competition is always good for the consumer so it is great to see Primera adding more transatlantic routes. Primera Air looks like a solid option to cross the Atlantic for cheap if you understand the fees and how to avoid them.
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