First A321neo for Primera

(Photo: Airbus)
(Photo: Airbus)

Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at Hamburg.  The hand-over event took place in the presence of Andri Már Ingólfsson, CEO and President of Primera Travel Group and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Vice President Sales Northern and Central Europe from Airbus.  The aircraft which was assembled in Hamburg is the first of three A321neos to be leased from GECAS in 2018.  Primera Air will also lease a further five A321neos from other lessors, including two A321LRs, growing its fleet to eight aircraft in 2018.

The aircraft, powered by CFM Leap-1A engines features a two-class layout with 16 premium and 182 economy seats.  The aircraft will be deployed in the United Kingdom and France on transatlantic destinations to North America.