Primera Air to cease short-haul routes from Birmingham

posted on 31st July 2018 by Justin Burns
Primera Air to cease short-haul routes from Birmingham

Primera Air will stop all of its European short-haul routes from Birmingham Airport as part of a capacity reduction move as it said demand for tickets has been slow.

Flights to Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona from Birmingham will be cancelled on 3 September and services to Alicante, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Reykjavik and Malaga will cease on 29 October.

Primera Air said that all affected passengers have already been informed and it is working to compensate all those affected and to arrange new flights.

This latest news follows the announcement in June that Primera Air was suspending services from Birmingham to New York’s Newark Airport and Toronto. This was due to the late arrival of long-haul A321neo aircraft from Airbus, although the Toronto route never began operations.

The carrier also announced last year it would launch new flights to Boston from June 2018 but said in January the plan was being abandoned due to poor take up.

Primera Air said it will look into whether it can bring back long-haul services from Birmingham in 2019 and it will be taking a decision early next year.

In addition, the carrier said the frequency for a route from London Stansted Airport to Malaga has immediately been decreased to five flights per week.

The capacity reduction will also affect services from London Stansted to Alicante which will be cancelled as of 1 October.