"We’re opening the market to a whole new range of travellers who might previously not have been able to afford transatlantic travel. The low-cost airline market is scrambling to offer cheap flights to North America at a price that will no doubt cause our rivals to re-evaluate their plans.”
The flights, which are already on sale will fly passengers from London Gatwick to Boston and optionally onto Washington DC.
A further 30 minute flight is in store for passengers travelling to Baltimore-Washington airport (but these are not starting until early June 2015.
Services to Boston start on March 27. Industry commentators point out that a British Airways flight 203, to Boston from Heathrow is £1,110 one way with the return leg priced at £616.
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