In May 2017 Primera Air announced an order for eight Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The agreement also included purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation.
Primera Air has now converted two options and now has 10 firm copies on order.
The 737 MAX 9 will form the backbone of the low-cost airline’s future as it seeks to commence 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.
Primera Air is an all-Boeing carrier currently operating a fleet of nine Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s with flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
Primera Air will be the launch customer of the new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9.
Primera Air (Scandinavia) (Copenhagen) is opening up new routes for the current winter season. On October 26, the company launched weekly service from Gothenburg and Malmo to Dubai (Al Maktoum), Helsinki to Fuerteventura and Las Palmas and from Malmo to Tenerife Sur.
Furthermore, late this month, the airline will start four new weekly routes; Aalborg-Las Palmas (December 19), Copenhagen-Billund-Lanzarote (December 19), Aarhus-Tenerife Sur (December 20) and Aalborg-Fuerteventura (December 22) per Airline Route.
In other related news, Primera Air (Iceland) (Keflavik) launched a new route to New York (JFK) on November 16 after acquiring rights to serve the United States.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86N OY-PSD (msn 28618) taxies at Palma de Mallorca.