The airline has ambitious expansion plans, with new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) for its flights to New York, Boston, Washington DC and Toronto, along with new routes launched from the UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania. The intention is for it to base the majority of its A321 aircraft, including six A321neos and two A321LRs at its UK bases. Primera Air will be the launch operator of A321LR, which is a modification of A321neo with even more extended flight range.
Primera Air president Andri Már Ingólfsson: “We are witnessing changes in aviation as long-haul flights are becoming more available to everyone. This change is brought by the new narrow body aircraft as A321neo and we are proud to operate it on our transatlantic flights.”
Primera Air is based in Denmark and Latvia and is part of the Primera Travel Group, which includes travel agencies and tour operators in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
Passengers will be hoping the disruption is short-lived, and the service recovery for disrupted passengers becomes more organised in coming weeks.