Nordic carrier Primera Air has suspended all flights and is expected to enter bankruptcy today (October 2).
The news was posted on our forum last night, with both short and long-haul services grounded.
In August Primera axed all flights to and from Birmingham airport, although it launched new flights from Stansted to Washington later that month, and as recently as a couple of weeks ago was announcing new transatlantic routes including flights from Madrid to the US and Canada.
The carrier began scheduled operations in 2009, although it had only recently expanded into the low-cost, long-haul market.
The airline’s growth plans had been disrupted earlier this by the late delivery of Airbus A320 neo aircraft.
In a statement posted on Primera’s website, the carrier said:
Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today, October 2nd, 2018.
On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty. On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you.
Please visit primeraair.com for further updates in next few days. Tour Operator passengers are kindly suggested to address their Tour Operators and Agents for further information and actions.
Kindly understand that the usual options for contacts (via email or phone) can not be offered any longer.
Primera Air team