Primera Air will start new low-cost long-haul transatlantic routes from Berlin Tegel Airport to New York, Boston and Toronto next year.
Flights will be operated from Berlin Tegel to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport from June 2019.
Services will be operated on the Nordic carrier’s brand new Boeing MAX 9 fleet. New York will be daily from 7 June, Boston four-weekly from 9 June and Toronto three-weekly from 10 June.
Primera Air chief commercial officer, Anastasija Visnakova said: “Berlin has been one of the key bases in our strategy, as it is one of the major European cities and we can bring a lot of tourists from North America, who otherwise could not afford to travel there. Besides, this will be a huge opportunity for German travellers to fly transatlantic for less.”
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg chairman of the board, Engelbert Lütke Daldrup said: “Primera Air is taking off with three long-haul routes. This shows the airline’s confidence in the Berlin market. Like many other airlines, it sees the tourist and economic potential of the capital’s region.
“Boston, another important long-haul destination in the USA, will be available non-stop from Berlin from June 2019. Furthermore, the important connections to North America will be strengthened. We wish Primera Air all the best with their flights.”
The Berlin transatlantic flights adds to Primera Air’s routes from London Stansted and Paris to New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Toronto and Montreal.
The carrier will also start transatlantic routes from Brussels Airport to the US airports of Newark, Boston and Washington Dulles in Spring 2019.