COPENHAGEN — Primera Air is launching new year-round routes out of Toronto to London (Stansted), Birmingham and Paris starting next spring.
Flights out of Toronto Pearson to Birmingham are scheduled to start May 19, 2018 and to London on June 23, 2018. Both routes will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Paris flights are set to begin June 22, 2018 and run four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Primera Air is Icelandic-owned and based in Denmark and Latvia. It operates flights to more than 70 airports in Europe as part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operators companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
President and Chairman Andri M. Ingolfsson said 2017 “has been a groundbreaking year for Primera Air”, adding that Toronto “will be a great addition” to the airline’s earlier announced New York and Boston routes from London, Birmingham and Paris.
“With our brand new Airbus A321neo airplanes, we are opening routes that were previously served only by wide-body aircrafts,” said Ingolfsson. “With the efficiency of a new-generation of aircraft, we are now able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from France and UK to the U.S. and Canada. At the same time, we are delighted to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travellers.”
Primera Air will offer two cabin classes: full-service Premium and low-fare Economy. All passengers get WiFi and can charge their devices on board.
Fares for the Toronto flights start at $199. Tickets are on sale and Ingolfsson says the lowest fares will be available on primeraair.com.
Daily flights to New York and four weekly flights to Boston were announced earlier this summer. For the next two years Primera Air plans to increase its presence at existing bases, open new bases and open other transatlantic routes to accommodate and utilize the 20 new Boeing Max9-ER aircraft the airline has on order.