by Dan Bryans
Harlow Enterprise Zone has welcomed the news that Stansted Airport is to see its first scheduled flights to North America for nearly a decade which is a significant boost to the local economy and to local businesses. However, it’s advised for passengers considering booking one of these flights to North America to apply for a DS 160 visa beforehand. This will allow people to travel legally into the country for tourism temporarily.
Danish airline, Primera Air is to open a new base at London Stansted and start direct flights to New York and Boston Logan next year. From April 2018, the airline will offer daily services to New York’s Newark Airport and four a week to Boston Logan Airport from May.
Primera Air will also announce another trans-Atlantic route from Stansted by the end of summer 2017.
Flights will be operated by 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.
John Keddie, the Chair of the Harlow Enterprise Zone Board, said: “This is welcome news for the local business community, many of whom have business interests in North America, and who now have the opportunity to utilise our local airport to further those interests. We have long supported Stansted Airport’s work to bring scheduled long haul flights to the region and this can only increase the attractiveness of the area to international businesses.”