Primera Air to launch services to Boston and Newark New York from Birmingham Airport in Summer 2018

Primera Air, the Icelandic owned leisure airline, will launch transatlantic scheduled
services to Newark New York and Boston from Birmingham Airport in May 2018

Flights to Newark New York will depart from Birmingham daily with Boston departing
on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The airline will base its brand new
Airbus A321neoLRs, configured with 16 Premium Economy seats and 182 Economy
seats, at Birmingham Airport.  Passengers can also use the Wi-Fi on board and the
aircraft has full charging facilities for their devices.

William Pearson, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport commented: "We are
delighted to be entering in to a partnership with an additional transatlantic airline. 
Primera Air will offer daily flights to New York and give passengers the chance to
visit Massachusetts' capital and largest city - Boston. This is a brand new route
from Birmingham so we are delighted that Primera Air will give people from the
region the opportunity to visit this city direct from their local airport"

"Primera is a low cost, low fares airline that will appeal to all.  With its offering of
premium economy and economy seats it really does mean that America is just
across the pond.  We look forward to working with Primera Air and are delighted
that they will base these brand new Airbus321neoLRs here at the Airport"

Andri M. Ingolfsson, the President and Chairman of Primera Air said: "We are very
proud to announce our new bases and routes to US. With our brand new Airbus
A321neoLR airplane, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by
wide-body aircrafts. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft,
we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from Birmingham
to the US. At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality
product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travellers"

Services from Birmingham to US will commence in May 2018 and will be year-round
operations. Primera Air tickets will go on sale from the Thursday 20 July 2017 with
starting fares of £149.00 (one way, all taxes included) and can be booked at -
Thursday 20 July 2017


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