Primera Air

Primera was in the headlines for its spectacularly terrible failure and the stranding of thousands of passengers (and even its own crew) when it ceased operations in October 2018 without warning, but the airline has existed since 2003 and was a successful charter operation before it pivoted to ultra-low-cost scheduled flights primarily on European holiday routes.
Primera’s attempt to offer long-haul, transatlantic flights between the United States and Europe then literally got off the ground in April 2018, only to last a few months before the entire operation collapsed on October 2, 2018.

[Analysis] Europe’s small airlines struggle to survive: Primera Air falls victim to saturated markets

Europe’s niche airlines have had a grim summer. Primera Air, VLM, Small Planet, Azur and SkyWork Airlines have all ceased operations. Expect more casualties...

Primera Air crew left stranded abroad, forced to sleep on airport floor

Not only thousands of Primera Air passengers have been left stranded after the airline's collapse, pilots and flight attendants also stayed behind abroad. On...

Norwegian offers rescue fares to those affected by Primera Air bankruptcy

Norwegian makes repatriation fares available for Primera passengers travelling long haul between London and New York JFK, Paris and Newark/JFK/Boston Short Haul repatriation fares...

Primera Air Nordic and Primera Air Scandinavia will file for bankruptcy tomorrow 2 October

Pilots and cabin crew of Primera Air have received a terrible e-mail this afternoon: Dear colleagues, It is with great regret I am reaching out...

Primera Air will fly from Berlin to New York, Boston and Toronto (from Summer 2019)

Primera Air, the Nordic low-fare airline will start direct long-haul flights from Berlin to New York, Boston and Toronto. Flights will be operated from...

Brussels Airport Company welcomes Primera Air, which will base two Boeing 737 MAX 9 at the airport

Yesterday, Aviation24.be was first in Belgium to announce the new flights of Danish low-cost airline Primera Air to three destinations on the East Coast...

Primera Air to link Brussels with Boston, Newark and Washington by Boeing 737 MAX 9 in Spring 2019

Danish low-cost carrier Primera Air is growing its American network. Its latest European destination from the U.S. will be Brussels, with non-stop flights offered...

Primera takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at...

Primera Air announces 3 new bases in Europe (London STN, Paris CDG and Birmingham) for starting flights to Newark and Boston

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting...

Scandinavian low-cost airline Primera Air orders up to 20 Boeing 737 MAX 9s to open new transatlantic routes

Boeing and Primera Air today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $950 million at list prices. The...

Primera Air Nordic Boeing 737-800 overran runway 19 at Keflavík airport, Wizz Air diverts

Shortly before 17:45 a Primera Air Nordic Boeing 737-800 from Alicante to Keflavík (Reykjavik) overran runway 19. The cause of the accident is likely...