Primera Air Scandinavia (PF, Billund) will start intercontinental flights from Berlin Tegel in Germany with effect from June of next year.

The Scandinavian leisure specialist said in a statement it would use its incoming fleet of B737-9s to connect the Berlin gateway with each of New York JFK (daily, starts June 7), Boston (4x weekly, starts June 9), and Toronto Pearson (3x weekly, starts June 10).

“Berlin has been one of the key bases in our strategy, as it is one of the major European cities and we can bring a lot of tourists from North America, who otherwise could not afford to travel there. Besides, this will be a huge opportunity for German travellers to fly transatlantic for less,” Primera Air Chief Commercial Officer, Anastasija Visnakova, said.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Tegel sees seasonal flights to the United States and Canada via Delta Air Lines (New York JFK) and Air Canada rouge (Toronto) while United Airlines offers a year-round service to Newark. All three carriers use widebody B767 capacity for their respective services.

As it stands, Primera Air currently offers transatlantic flights from London Stansted and Paris CDG. It recently announced plans to connect Brussels National, Belgium with Newark, Boston, and Washington Dulles, again using B737 MAX 9s, beginning May of next year as well.