Low-cost carrier Primera Air has launched its latest long-haul flights from the UK, with a five times weekly service between Stansted airport and Washington Dulles.

According to Stansted the route is being operated by Primera Air’s A321neo aircraft, offering “a choice of two cabins, full-service premium and low-fare economy, free wifi and onboard charging points”.

Commenting on the news Mark Souter, Aviation Manager, London Stansted Airport, said:

“The launch of Primera Air’s new service to Washington Dulles Airport is a great addition to the airline’s long-haul offer from London Stansted and a clear reflection of the demand that exists across London and the East of England for convenient and affordable connections to the USA and beyond.

“We have made clear our ambition is to provide passengers with more choice and opportunities to travel long-haul from London Stansted, including more services to the USA and the addition of new routes to China and India, so the launch of this new service is another step towards delivering that goal.

“We look forward to working with Primera Air to make this exciting new service a great success in the coming months.”

Primera Air operates a number of services from Stansted, including long-haul routes to New York Newark and Toronto.

Last month the Nordic carrier announced the suspension of all short and long-haul services to and from Birmingham airport from October, blaming “capacity reduction”.