Nordic carrier Primera Air has announced a new nonstop route between London Stansted and Washington Dulles.

The five times weekly service will launch on August 22, with fares starting from £340 return (not including checked luggage).

The news follows the low-cost carrier’s recent decision to cancel its route between Birmingham and Boston ahead of its launch in April, citing lower than expected demand.

Primera Air is set to launch transatlantic flights from Birmingham, Stansted and Paris CDG this year.

The carrier also said that it will increase the frequency of its forthcoming service between Stansted and Toronto from three to five flights per week.

Commenting on the Washington route Andri M. Ingolfsson, Primera Air president and owner said:

“We’ve been planning to add Washington from the beginning of the transatlantic flight project. We see a strong demand for this route and we are the first low-cost airline to start operations between both cities, offering people an affordable way of transatlantic travel.”

Meanwhile Stansted’s CEO Ken O’Toole said that the new route, along with the increased frequency to Toronto, was “a real vote of confidence in Stansted and of the demand for long-haul flights to and from London and the East of England”.