Airlines Primera Air launches transatlantic low-cost flights in 2018

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Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.

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For the new routes, the airline will take delivery of 10 Airbus A321. The carrier is waiting for 8 Airbus A321neo and will be the launch customer for the A321LR with two units ordered. All aircraft will be leased from the leasing company AerCap. The A321LR enables airlines to access new long-haul markets that were previously inaccessible with current single-aisle aircraft. Primera Air will configure its A321 with 16 seats in business 182 seats in economy class.

Primera Air launches transatlantic low-cost flights in 2018
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“We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to the US. With our brand new Airbus A321neo airplanes, we will operate routes traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. Owing to unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to passengers from France and the UK to the US." said Andri M. Ingolfsson, President and Chairman of Primera Air.

Flights to US will commence in April 2018 and will be year-round. Primera Air will offer daily flights to New York and 4 weekly flights to Boston from all three bases. The airline will compete with other new long-haul low cost carriers on several new routes. Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch its services to Boston and Newark from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle in early 2018.

Currently Primera Air operates flights from its Scandinavian hubs to popular holiday destinations. The fleet consists of 2 Boeing 737-700 and 7 Boeing 737-800.

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