Primera Air (Scandinavia) issued this statement:
Primera Air and the IATA codes of PF (Primera Air Scandinavia) and 6F (Primera Air Nordic) have been suspended as of midnight (October 2, 2018).
On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty. On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you.
Tour Operator passengers are kindly suggested to address their Tour Operators and Agents for further information and actions.
Kindly understand that the usual options for contacts (via email or phone) can not be offered any longer.
Primera Air team
The growing airline had big plans for transatlantic low-cost flights.
The airline is filing for bankruptcy after it was unable to reach an agreement with its bank for this aggressive expansion. Operations will cease tonight at midnight.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Primera Air): Primera Air (Scandinavia) Airbus A321-251N WL OY-PAE (msn 8312) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 943427.
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Primera Air has announced a new North American-European gateway: Frankfurt for next summer.
From New York, Primera Air will be flying to these major cities in Europe next summer:
The carrier will start Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 service from FRA to:
Boston – 4 weekly flights starting on July 17, 2019
Montreal (Trudeau) – 3 weekly flights starting on July 16, 2019
New York (JFK) – daily flights starting on June 16, 2019
Toronto (Pearson) – daily flights starting on June 21, 2019
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Primera Air has announced another new trans-Atlantic destinatination – Berlin.
Flights to New York (JFK), Boston and Toronto will start in June 2019.
New York (JFK) daily starting on June 7, 2019
Boston four days a week starting on June 9, 2019
Toronto (Pearson) three days a week starting on June 10, 2019
All flights will be operated with the new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft.
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.
Primera Air previously announced the opening of three new departure points in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for flights to Newark and Boston starting in April 2018.
According to Airline Route, Primera Air will commence the London (Stansted) – Newark route on April 19. This will be followed by London (Stansted) – Boston service starting on May 18.
Primera Air is planning to wet lease Boeing 757 aircraft from Thomas Cook for the new routes due to delivery delays of the new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Primera Air will start nonstop transatlantic flights from London Stansted (STN) and Birmingham (BHX) to Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Washington-Dulles (IAD) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) as the company continues its expansion with extended flights from Birmingham to North America and adding a Manchester – Malaga route.
Primera Air is opening a new base in Malaga (AGP) and will operate winter flights to Birmingham and Manchester.
The Nordic airline is also opening new winter routes from London Stansted to Tenerife and Alicante as well as new routes from Birmingham to Alicante, Tenerife, Las Palmas and Keflavik (Reykjavik).
In addition, Primera Air is extending its Birmingham – Newark and Birmingham – Toronto flight schedule through November.
As previously announced, Primera Air is opening new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to commence flights to Newark, Boston, Washington DC and Toronto this April, along with new routes from UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania.
Within the next two years Primera Air plans to increase its presence at its current bases and to add new transatlantic routes and bases as it has 20 new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9s on order.
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Primera Air has announced it will operate nonstop London (Stansted) – Washington (Dulles) flights starting on August 22, 2018 with new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Image: Primera Air.