TORONTO — Primera Air plans to increase flight frequency on its Toronto – London (Stansted) route starting Aug. 22 with five weekly flights, up from three.
Andri Már Ingólfsson, President, Primera Air says the move is driven by growing demand. “Our booking numbers show that travellers have been waiting for flights to North America. We are very satisfied with the results so far and are adjusting our flight network accordingly,” he said.
The Toronto-London (Stansted) flights begin May 19 with three times weekly service, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Starting Aug. 22 the frequency will go up to five flights weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Flights will be operated with new A321neo and A321LR aircraft, which the airline will receive soon. “Our low-fare transatlantic flights are possible due to the latest technology by Airbus and Boeing. We are only a few weeks away from receiving our first Airbus A321neo units, which will start operations in April,” said Ingólfsson.
As previously announced Primera Air is opening new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
In the next two years, Primera Air plans to increase its presence on current bases and add new transatlantic routes and bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing MAX9-ER on order.
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.