Primera Air Launches Birmingham Operation

(Photo: Birmingham Airport)
(Photo: Birmingham Airport)

Low cost airline, Primera Air, has started flights from Birmingham Airport, UK, (IATA: BHX) with the inaugural aircraft taking off from Birmingham to Malaga with 152 passengers on May 14, followed by its first Birmingham – Palma service later that afternoon.

They marked the start of an extensive flying programme for Primera from Birmingham, with New York launching on Friday May 18, with Toronto, Las Palmas, Alicante, Barcelona, Crete and Reykjavik following in the coming months.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, said: “It was great to welcome the airline on this sunny morning here at Birmingham Airport and to celebrate their new Midlands operation by giving the aircraft a water arch on departure.

“These additional frequencies to Malaga and Palma complement the existing services we have to the Med and Primera’s low fares will, I’m sure, be welcomed by Midlanders.

“With new direct services to New York and Toronto launching soon with Primera too, we are offering passengers the chance to fly across the pond non-stop, low cost several times weekly.”

New York will operate three times a week from May 18 and Toronto also three times weekly from June 23.