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Budget airline Primera Air to cease operations

Primera Air to cease operations

2018 10 01

2018 10 01

Budget transatlantic airline Primera Air will cease trading and enter administration.

An announcement on their website said that as of tomorrow, October 2, Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended.

On September 3, they stopped running services between Birmingham and Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.

The operator said this was due to a lack of demand for tickets despite positive signs from trading earlier in the summer.

 

The full statement on their website read:

 

Dear Passengers,

Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today, October 2nd, 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.

Please visit primeraair.com for further updates in next few days. 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.

Sincerely yours.

Primera Air team

 

In 2017, it announced an ambitious programme of flights from Stansted and Birmingham to New York, Boston, Washington and Toronto, as well as destinations in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

But before operations had even begun, Primera Air dropped a number of routes – and then announced it was abandoning Birmingham completely.

 

The end of the Newark service, which launched in May, was because of the late arrival of long-haul A321neo aircraft from Airbus whereas the Toronto route never even began operations.

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