AMERICANS will be able to book even more cheap flights to Europe from next year.
A number of budget airlines have announced plans to connect the US to both Northern Ireland and Paris with cheap – and direct – flights.
New airline Fly Atlantic is to fly from the US to Belfast in Northern Ireland in 2024.
They are currently no transatlantic flights between the US and the Irish destination, and while they haven’t revealed where in the US, it is likely to be to and from New York.
Tickets and official dates are yet to be revealed.
And two budget airlines are connecting the US to Paris with direct flights.
Norse Airways launched last year, offering flights from New York to London Gatwick.
The airline has since announced that it would be launching flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Paris in March 2023.
The daily flights will take off at 12:30am, arriving in Paris at 2:05pm, while the return flights will take off at 7:45pm, landing at 10pm.
Tickets will start from around $230 each way.
And established airline JetBlue, which has been flying since 1998, will follow suit in summer 2023, with nonstop flights from JFK to Paris.
Later in 2023, they will also launch direct flights from Boston Logan International to Paris as well.
Official starting dates and ticket prices are yet to be revealed.
The airline already flies from London to New York, after launching flights last summer.
Icelandic airline Play is currently offering cheap routes to and from Europe from the US, with flights from Orlando to London Stansted as little as £225.
The downside is that you have to stop over in Iceland’s Keflavik Airport, adding considerable time to the journey.
Budget airlines used to fly a number of affordable transatlantic flights between the US and Europe.
However, many airlines struggled to keep up with soaring prices, leading to them scrapping routes or going bust.
WOW Air, which used to offer £99 flights to the US, went bust back in 2019.
And in 2021, Norwegian Air announced plans to close its long-haul operation and focus instead on a scaled-down European business.