New direct flights between Toronto and Paris, London Stansted and Birmingham, U.K., will take flight in Spring 2018 courtesy of Scandinavian-based carrier Primera Air.
Launched in Iceland as JetX in 2003 and rebranded as Primera Air in 2008, the airline has been steadily expanding service, having also recently announced transatlantic service to New York and Boston. The company says its goal is to “revolutionize” transatlantic air travel with low fares that are possible thanks to the use of its next-gen Airbus321neo aircraft.
Rates from all three European gateways start at $199 with year-round flights starting from Birmingham (BHX) on May 19 and London (Standsted) on June 23, both three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and Paris (CDG) four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting June 22. Tickets are on sale and available through www.primeraiar.com.
“With our brand new Airbus A321neo airplanes, we are opening routes that were previously served only by wide-body aircrafts,” says Primera Air president and chairman Andri M. Ingolfsson. “With the efficiency of a new-generation of aircraft, we are now able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from France and U.K. to the U.S. and Canada. At the same time, we are delighted to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept that will be perfect both for leisure and business travellers.”
Full-service Premium and low-fare Economy will be available, both including free WiFi and charging stations for all passengers.
The airline says it will continue to expand over the next two years, launching new gateways and transatlantic routes to utilize 20 new Boeing Max9-ER aircraft that will join the fleet.
Primera Air is a scheduled operator, operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
Primera Air will launch service between Toronto and Europe starting in May 2018.