Primera Air, a new low cost airline, will start transatlantic flights to New York and Boston from Birmingham Airport in May 2018.
New York will depart from Birmingham daily with Boston departing on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The airline will base its brand new Airbus A321 Neos, configured with 16 premium economy seats and 182 economy seats, at Birmingham Airport. Passengers can also use the Wi-Fi on board and the aircraft has full charging facilities for their devices.
William Pearson, Aviation Director commented: “We are delighted to be entering in to a partnership with an additional transatlantic airline. Primera Air will offer daily flights to New York and give passengers the chance to visit Massachusetts’ capital and largest city - Boston. This is a brand new route from Birmingham so we are delighted that Primera Air will give people from the region the opportunity to visit this city direct from their local airport.
“Primera is a low cost, low fares airline that will appeal to all. With its offering of premium economy and economy seats it really does mean that America is just across the pond. We look forward to working with Primera Air and are delighted that they will base these brand new Airbus321NEO’s here at the Airport.”
Andri M. Ingolfsson, the President and Chairman of Primera Air said: “We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to US. With our brand new Airbus321NEOs airplane, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircrafts. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from Birmingham to the US. At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travelers.”
Services from Birmingham to US will commence in May 2018 and will be year-round operations. Primera Air tickets will go on sale from the 20th July with starting fares of £149.00 (one way, all taxes included) and can be booked on www.primeraair.co.uk.