2017 has been a record year for Primera Air – the airline has carried more than 1million passengers with a total number of 1,017,657. Direct sales on the website have grown a staggering 125.8% and the Company’s revenue has increased by 13.7% compared to 2016. All figures have been reached with a consistent load factor of 85%.
“Stepping into 2018 with record results in so many areas is very encouraging, especially when this year is expected to be defining for Primera Air in the respect of evolving from a solid European leisure carrier into an emerging transatlantic airline,” says Andri Már Ingólfsson, President and owner of Primera Air.
The respectable aviation e-magazine Anna.aero recently made an analysis, ranking Primera Air sixth in the list of top global airlines for low-cost long-haul flights, based on weekly departures. This puts Primera Air third in the rankings for European low-cost long-haul airlines.
“Being among leaders in the changing long-haul and transatlantic flight segment is a huge achievement. Nevertheless, it is a reminder that we are heading in the right direction and, most importantly, that we are keeping up our effort to bring low fares to both European and transatlantic flight markets,” says Mr. Ingólfsson.
As previously announced, Primera Air is opening new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to commence flights to New York, Boston and Toronto already this April, along with new routes from the UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania. In the next two years, Primera Air plans to increase its presence on current bases and to add new transatlantic routes and bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing MAX9-ER on order.