LONDON – Scandinavian low-cost carrier Primera Air has today announced four new transatlantic routes from their base of Frankfurt am Main.
Starting between June 16 and July 16, these four new routes are the start of Primera’s transatlantic strategy out of Germany.
The first route that will launch will be to New York’s JFK on a Daily basis on June 16.
The second will launch five days later on June 21 to Boston, which will operate on a four times weekly basis on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Then, a few weeks later will see services to Montreal on July 16 on a thrice weekly basis, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays
Finally, on the same day as Montreal, a daily service will begin to Toronto.
It has been revealed that all four of these routes will be operated by the Boeing 737MAX9, which will sit up to 220 seats in a two-class configuration.
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The 737MAX9 is capable of such distances, having a range of 6,570km.
Frankfurt to JFK is 6228km, to Boston is 5,906km, to Montreal is 5,872km and to Toronto is 6,362km.
Commenting on the expansion was Anastasija Visnakova, Primera Air’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“We are proud to announce operations from Frankfurt International Airport, as it is one of the major European flight hubs with excellent connection possibilities.
This falls perfectly in line with our strategy to bring low-fare transatlantic flights to the major airports of Europe and North America.
We believe our service will help to bring more
Simon Schwab, Fraport AG’s Senior VP for Airlines Sales and Customer Services also commented on the expansion plans.
“We welcome the young and fast-growing airline here at Germany’s gateway to the world, Frankfurt Airport.
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We wish Primera Air “Always Happy Landings” at Frankfurt Airport and are looking forward to the first flight in June 2019.”
Critics of this expansion will instantly refer to the chaos that emerged at Birmingham Airport where operations were supposed to start earlier this year.
Due to delays in aircraft deliveries, the route had to be scrapped.
That being said, as it will be a different aircraft, it will be interesting to see whether Boeing delivers it on time.
If they do, it could provide quite a blow to Airbus in terms of customer relations.