Budget airline launches cheap flights to New York from just £139

A NEW low-cost airline has launched cheap flights from the UK to New York from just £139.

PLAY airline, which launched last year, announced the cheap introductory flights to celebrate the new route.

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PLAY announced the launch of cheap flights to New York starting todayCredit: Getty

The flights, on sale from today, will fly from London Stansted to New York Stewart International Airport, a small airport just outside the city.

The case Rates from £139 are only on offer until February 7 and standard fares will cost £159, with four flights a week.

However, the reason for the low fares is that they include a stopover, so you’ll have to stop for 1.5 hours in Reykjavik.

Passengers will have to pay for extras such as baggage and legroom, but they can take one personal item on board with them.

Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, said: “After learning about the booming area surrounding New York Stewart and the benefits it offers, we didn’t hesitate to seize the opportunity to operate from this airport.

British travelers may not have heard of New York Airport, commonly used airports being JFK and Newark.

However, Stewart Airport offers shuttles to the city center, in 90 minutes, or train services from the nearby Beacon station to the city.

PLAY has already announced great rates to other US hotspots that will be launched this year.

Also from London Stansted, flights to Baltimore/Washington International Airport will be launched from April 20 and from May 11 to Boston Logan International Airport.

The airline replaces WOW Air, an Icelandic airline that offered fares between the UK and US for just £99, which went bankrupt in 2019.

And Norwegian, which once offered low fares between the UK and US, cut long-haul flights last year due to Covid.

JetBlue currently offers cheap fares between the UK and New York, starting at £319.

Rates for New York start from £139

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Rates for New York start from £139Credit: Alamy

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