Primera Air is planning to add three new trans-Atlantic routes from Brussels. The carrier will launch the following routes for the summer 2019 season:
Boston – four weekly flights starting on June 4, 2019
Newark – daily flights starting on May 9, 2019
Washington (Dulles) – three weekly flights starting on June 2, 2019
According to Airline Route, the new routes will be operated with new 189-seat Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft.
Primera Air previously announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone of the low-cost airline’s future for flights between Europe and North America. Primera Air plans to use the MAX 9’s auxiliary fuel tanks to lower trip costs and maximize the range to accommodate flights connecting Europe to the east coast of the U.S.