Primera Air forced to delay start of Stansted-Toronto service

posted on 17th May 2018 by Justin Burns
Primera Air forced to delay start of Stansted-Toronto service

Primera Air has been forced to delay the first flight on a new Airbus A321 route from London Stansted Airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport, according to media reports.

The service was set to take-off on 31 May, but it has been reportedly been put back a few days due to a delay of aircraft delivery from the manufacturer.

The Independent reports passengers have been offered refunds or to be rebooked on a future flight, but no cash compensation is payable as Primera Air cancelled just before the 14-day deadline that would trigger a payment of £525.

The low-cost carrier announced the Stansted-Toronto route in October last year and in February said it was going to increase the three times a week frequency from August.

This is the second time a Primera Air launch has been impacted by the late delivery of an aircraft as its Stansted-New York route was operated by a US charter carrier for a few weeks after it started in mid-April. Late deliveries have also affected the Stansted-Boston schedule.

In February, the carrier also outlined plans for five direct flights a week from Stansted to Washington Dulles from 22 August 2018.

Primera Air starts flying three times a week from Birmingham Airport to New York tomorrow (May 18) and is due to add a three times a week Toronto route from June 23. Both will reportedly at first be operated by chartered Boeing aircraft.