In the past few weeks, low-cost carrier Primera Air has announced new flights to Brussels and Berlin, which are set to begin next summer. Today, Primera announced yet another new transatlantic route. Nonstop flights from four North American cities to Frankfurt will begin in the summer of 2019. Intro fares start at $334 roundtrip for fall 2019 travel.
Primera Adds Nonstop Service to Frankfurt for Summer of 2019
Starting in June 2019, Primera Air will fly daily nonstop flights from both New York (JFK) and Toronto (YYZ) to Frankfurt (FRA). Following in July 2019, nonstop flights from Boston (BOS) will be flown on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from Montreal (YUL) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Fares for these routes are on sale now starting at $149 one-way departing Boston and New York, with flights from Toronto and Montreal beginning at $199 CAD one-way. While these flights start service in June or July 2019, you'll only find these intro prices available for travel in September and early October 2019.
There is no advertised expiration date and these fares may go up in price at any time.
New daily nonstop service on Primera Air beginning in June 2019
New York to Frankfurt $334 roundtrip
Toronto to Frankfurt $441 CAD roundtrip ($335 USD)
New nonstop service on Primera Air beginning in July 2019
Boston to Frankfurt $334 roundtrip
Montreal to Frankfurt $441 CAD roundtrip ($335 USD)
The prices listed above include Primera Air’s $12 fee ($15 CAD) for booking with a credit card. To avoid this fee you can also do a bank transfer, but your bank is likely to charge a larger fee for doing this.
These fares also book into Primera’s “Light” category, which only includes a small personal item that can fit underneath the seat in front of you. Carry-on bag fees start at $12 ($15 CAD) each way with a max combined weight of 10 kg (including personal item). First checked bag up to 23kg starts at $45 ($50 CAD) each way when booked online. Meals and seat selection are also extra. For more info on Primera’s fees, a list can be found here.
Primera Air offers more fare types if you would like to bundle your options. If you want an experience closer to the legacy airlines, the "Comfort" fare is recommended, which includes a carry-on bag plus personal item, one checked bag, and priority seating. Meals are still not included in a "Comfort" fare, but I think you can do better eating before your flight. Comfort fares on these routes are currently around $153 more roundtrip.
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