Ken O'Toole

Ken O'Toole at the Primera Air launch event

London Stansted lands new Toronto service

Primera Air is to launch a third transatlantic route from its new base at the airport with direct flights to Toronto from June 2018.

The Danish airline will offer three flights a week all year round to Canada’s number one visitor destination in addition to its recently announced daily services to New York’s Newark Airport that begin in April 2018 and the four departures a week to Boston Logan Airport from May next year.

The route is London Stansted’s fifth largest unserved destination with over 280,000 passengers from the airport’s catchment area flying from other airports to Toronto in the last year.

Flights to all three destinations will be operated by Primera Air’s brand new Airbus A321NEO aircraft and include a choice of two cabins, full-service premium and low-fare economy, free Wi-Fi and onboard charging points.

Andri M. Ingolfsson, Primera Air president and chairman, said: “Yet again, we are very proud to announce our new direct route to the Canadian city of Toronto from our new base at London Stansted. This exciting destination will be a great addition to our earlier announced New York (EWR) and Boston routes which will take to the air from April next year from London Stansted.

“With our brand new Airbus321NEO aircraft, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from the UK to USA and Canada. At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travelers.”

Ken O’ Toole, London Stansted’s chief executive, said: “The announcement of Primera Air’s new service to Toronto is yet another fantastic addition to Stansted’s rapidly growing route network and comes hot on the heels of the airline’s exciting news it will launch direct flights to both New York and Boston next year.

“As a forward thinking and innovative airport we have the ambition and runway capacity to enable us to offer more flights to more destinations across North America, the Middle East and further afield and satisfy the growing demand from businesses and passengers across the region to fly long-haul from their local airport.  

“We’re delighted Primera Air has chosen Stansted and recognised the airport offers the primary growth opportunity in the London market over the next 15 years and we look forward to further developing our relationship to provide more global connectivity, trade opportunities and more choice.”