Fly to London starting at $199 one way with Primera Air

Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Starting next month, Primera Air will begin five weekly nonstop flights to London Stansted Airport (STN) from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), with one way fares starting at $199.

“We’ve been planning to add Washington, D.C., from the beginning of our transatlantic flight project. Primera Air sees a strong demand for this route, and we are proud to be the first low-cost airline to start operations between both cities—offering people an affordable way of transatlantic travel,” says Andri Már Ingólfsson, president and owner of Primera Air.

Made possible by Primera Air’s all-new, ultra-efficient Airbus and Boeing narrow body fleet, the route will be serviced by an A321neo fitted with a total of 198 seats—16 in a premium economy cabin and 182 in their main economy cabin.  The new IAD to STN service will begin on August 22.

“Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes Primera Air’s low-cost transatlantic service, which offers passengers heading to and from the U.S. Capital region a new choice for their travels,” said Jerome L. Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “We look forward to supporting Primera Air’s growth as we continue to solidify Dulles International Airport’s strong position as the Washington region’s premier gateway to the world.”

Flight No. From To Departure / Arrival Days of Operation
PF 048 IAD STN 21:20 / 09:40+1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
PF 047 STN IAD 16:00 / 19:50 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday


Primera Air is the latest in a series of new airline service announcements launching at Dulles International in 2018, which saw international passenger activity increase to a record 7.8 million in 2017.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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