The FINANCIAL — The low-cost airline, which will soon start direct transatlantic flights from Birmingham (BHX) to New York (EWR) and Toronto (YYZ), continues expansion with extended flights from Birmingham to North America and adding winter flights to Tenerife, La Palma, Alicante, Malaga and Reykjavik.
“Midlands travellers have shown great interest in our Spanish leisure destinations and it gives us confidence that our winter flights will give them improved flight options,” says Chief Commercial Officer Anastasija Visnakova.
The Nordic airline is also opening a new winter route to Reykjavik (KEF). “We’re happy that Reykjavik is our first short haul Northern European destination out of UK. For an airline, whose roots stem from Iceland, it is also a somewhat symbolic move” Anastasija Visnakova adds.
William Pearson, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted that Primera Air has added Reykjavik to its growing network of routes from Birmingham Airport. The choice of additional winter flights with Primera Air and the extension of the transatlantic routes to Toronto and New York shows the demand within the region. Primera Air offers a fantastic service on board its brand new aircraft with prices to European destinations from £35.00 and transatlantic from £149.00 one way.”
In addition, Primera Air is extending its Birmingham-New York and Birmingham-Toronto flight schedule through November. “We are beginning our transatlantic flights to North America in just a few weeks and the final preparation stage is truly exciting! The fact that we’ve already created more than 250 jobs here, clearly shows that the UK market is at the core of our business plan, and travelers can expect to see even more transatlantic and European destinations from our UK bases in the future” says A. Visnakova.
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 New York, Boston, Washington DC and Toronto already this April along with new routes from UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania. Within the next 2 years, Primera Air plans to increase its presence on current bases and to add new transatlantic routes and bases, as it has 20 new Boeing MAX9-ER on order, according to Birmingham Airport.