LONDON — Low-cost carrier Primera Air has recently announced that it will be ending all flights out of Birmingham.
This announcement has come only months after in may the airline said it will be holding of its long-haul planes from the airport due to Delays in aircraft delivery from Airbus.
The move has come as a sudden one with many thousands of passengers in risk of having their holiday plans ruined, the airline said that its last flight will be on the 29th of October and that all passengers will be informed in time to re-book.
In a statement, the airline said: “Primera Air is ceasing operations from Birmingham Airport to Alicante, Tenerife, Las Palma, Reykjavik and Malaga due to capacity reduction.”
A spokesperson for the Airport in a statement shared: “We regret that, for operational reasons, Primera Air is unable to continue flying from Birmingham Airport this winter.”
“This is disappointing, especially as there is so much demand for these destinations,” he concluded.
However, this announcement has now left the speculation to the viability for the airport for airlines wishing to operate flights to the US. After reports of low ticket sales.
Both United and American Airlines are among some of the airlines who have axed their flights from Birmingham to the US.
The airline has also confirmed a reduction of routes from London Stansted from October with them dropping the route to Alicante and reducing the number of flights to Malaga.
It is unlikely that this is the start of the end for Primera Air as the airline continues to move towards its goal of having 40 aircraft by 2021.
There is no doubt yet that this announcement will cast a shadow of doubt on the future of the airline as it continues to struggle to break the UK – US market.