Primera Air continues transatlantic route expansion as it launches new Madrid base

posted on 13th September 2018 by Justin Burns
Primera Air continues transatlantic route expansion as it launches new Madrid base

Primera Air has launched another European base at Madrid for low-cost long-haul transatlantic flights to the US and Canada – adding to ones recently launched in the last few weeks from Frankfurt, Berlin and Brussels.

Flights will be operated from Madrid Barajas International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport next year.

Routes will be operated on brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. Primera Air has already placed an order for 20 aircraft to serve these new routes. Currently Primera Air’s transatlantic fleet consists of five brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft, whereas short-haul routes are served with a fleet of 10 Boeing NG737 aircraft.

Primera Air is already operating transatlantic flights from London Stansted and Paris to various destinations in the US and Canada, with new transatlantic flight bases in Frankfurt, Berlin and Brussels announced for 2019.

Primera Air chief commercial officer, Anastasija Visnakova said: “Having operated routes between Northern Europe and Spain for quite some time now, we are thrilled to bring low-fare transatlantic flights to Madrid.

“We see strong and growing demand for affordable long haul flights, and we believe this will not only provide more opportunities for travelers, but will also bring more North American tourists to Spain.

“We intend to continue providing the lowest fares available and to keep up our range of travel options, which make it easier for travelers to go to destinations in North America, Europe and more.”