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Primera Air to inaugurate direct UK to US flights

Primera AirLatvia based Primera Air has announced that it will launch direct flights from the UK and France to the eastern US next spring. In the UK, Primera will fly from London Stansted Airport and Birmingham Airport to Boston Logan Airport and New York’s Newark Airport.

The first flights from Stansted will take off on 19 April and Birmingham will follow one month later. Primera will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle to the same two US airports and services are due to commence on the same day as those from Birmingham.

All three European airports are set to get the same flight frequencies on the new routes. Services to New York will be daily while those to Boston will operate four times each week. Primera has placed an order for eight Airbus A321neos, which are due for delivery early next year, and will utilise these to serve the routes.

The A321neo is a single-aisle aircraft with fuel saving engines and a range of around 4,500 miles. The lower fuel consumption gives the A321neo a route range similar to shorter ones typically reserved for wide-body aircraft. They have a capacity of 180 passengers and Primera’s will be configured with one premium and two economy class cabins.

Andri Ingolfsson is the boss of Primera Air and he promised fares on the new routes will be rock-bottom. He explained that the new technology would help keep fares low and the economy would be further complimented by premier service to create an unbeatable product.

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