Primera Air, a new low-cost airline, will start transatlantic flights to New York and Boston from Birmingham Airport in May 2018.
New York flights will depart from Birmingham on a daily basis while services to Boston will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The airline will base its new Airbus A321 NEOs, configured with 16 premium economy seats and 182 economy seats, at Birmingham Airport.
The airport’s Aviation Director, William Pearson, 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 Airbus 321NEO’s here at the Airport.”
Andri M Ingolfsson, the President and Chairman of Primera Air added: “We are very proud to announce our new bases and routes to US. We are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. 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.”