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Old 5th Apr 2018, 07:00
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Prospective OY-PAA took to the air this afternoon on it`s first test flight.
Taken from twitter ( @airlineroute ).

Primera Air to lease Boeing 757 for London Stansted – Newark 19APR18 – 04AUG18 and London Stansted – Boston 18MAY18 – 28MAY18.
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From ch-aviation:

Primera Air Scandinavia has confirmed it will add additional wet-leased aircraft to its summer London Stansted-based fleet amid delays in deliveries of its first A321neo.

Airline chief executive Hrafn "Krummi" Thorgeirsson told ch-aviation in a statement that the Scandinavian carrier would wet-lease a B767-300(ER) from euroAtlantic Airways for transatlantic flights between May 19 and mid-August. The widebody will supplement what is now known to be one B757-200 which will be wet-leased from National Airlines for use on Primera Air's London Stansted-Newark (and occasionally Boston) flights between April 19 to August 4.

Primera Air was to have taken delivery of its first A321neo this month. Thorgeirsson did not proffer any revised dates for the arrival of the type, but expects three A321neo to operate alongside the wet-lease equipment this summer.
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First A321neo handed over to Primera in a ceremony at Hamburg today.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 18:04
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Crew rosters are out for May, and it seems we will be operating our own metal over the Atlantic from the end of may from both BHX and STN
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News has been fluid in recent weeks re the equipment allotted for North Atlantic ops but sounding very promising...

Good to note the STN based PRI B738 operating over AGP & ALC daily since last Monday too.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 06:41
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Primera Leased Planes

Morning,

N176CA is currently on-route to Stansted.
Due to arrive 10:30a. It is due to be parking on stand Delta 73.
Any more information I get on this I will pass it on.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 07:58
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Thanks for info...

Going onto remotes then & ready for the first Primera Air transatlantic service tomorrow 19.4.18 with their first destination EWR.

Further to A321neo `PAA....flew Hamburg XFW to CPH yesterday after handover on Monday.

Plans indicate it & crews to be worked up deployed temporarily on daily STN to AGP from the end of this month.

Deployment of the neo initially due first week of May on transatlantic ops from STN.
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[QUOTE=STN406;10122274]Morning,

N176CA is currently on-route to Stansted.
Due to arrive 10:30a. It is due to be parking on stand Delta 73.
Any more information I get on this I will

Flight radar showing its heading to Prestwick.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 08:35
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Deployment of the neo initially due first week of May on transatlantic ops from STN.
Do they have ETOPs approval straight off the bat?
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Very valid question certainly, but I at least do not have the info or the answer I`m afraid.
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Re...the National B757..

Is now tracking well south of the PIK area...

Some tracker info displays PIK & other parts of it as STN as destination.

It may have filed originally for PIK with an enroute fuel how goes it with then technical /commercial diversion to the intended of STN.

I think you can rest assured it is arriving here as STN406 has already posted the stand info allocated it prior to service entry.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 17:39
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I managed to get some figures for today’s flights.

AGP: 18 out 169 In
ALC: 68 out

Not to bad for the early stages of the flights. I spoke to one of Swissport staff members handling the AGP departure and she said most flights have substantial loads. Hoping the transatlantic ones will too.

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Old 18th Apr 2018, 17:46
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Originally Posted by STN406 View Post
I managed to get some figures for today’s flights.

ALC: 18 out 169 In
AGP: 68 out

Not to bad for the early stages of the flights. I spoke to one of Swissport staff members handling the AGP departure and she said most flights have substantial loads. Hoping the transatlantic ones will too.
Thanks for the info.
Better than I was expecting, it would be interesting to know if there is any on board advertising for long haul for example transatlantic destinations on over heads I would at the very least expect inflight magazines full of advertising them.

Fingers crossed for longhaul, anyone got any idea on what state the cabin is in on the 757-200 from National I take it no IFE.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 20:37
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Take a look at Skyscanner at fares going this weekend, ie just 3 or 4 days time. You have a vast array of destinations at your disposal for under £100 return, most are under £70 and some such as Ibiza are as low as £35. This isn’t exclusive to Primera or indeed to STN, it’s across the board.

They will be burning cash taking less than 20 to Malaga midweek, that has to be a worry. Perhaps they would be wiser sticking to the long haul routes.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 22:16
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I think a bigger worry would be the NEO itself, the engines are far from liable with other operators and unlike those, they do not have fullback medal to do the jump of the pond in May.
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The few weeks between Easter and the start of the summer schedule - first week in May - have always been rather quiet. I think they call them shoulder weeks in the travel trade with the end of the ski season and before the start of the proper summer schedule but I have said before I have real worries about Primera out of the UK already having to sub in aircraft. I fear the worst.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 06:46
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c3b...

Neither yourself or I know the "financial machinations" between Airbus/Engine manufacturer/Lessor & the Airline regarding the costings of the sub(s).

The sub(s) have been conducted in a very orderly fashion (having been predicted many weeks ago).

Posters can be positive or not as they regard facts as they see them.

It will be obvious to which camps we each belong.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:10
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pabely...

Two different powerplant manufacturers involved in the Airbus/neo programme.

Most of the issues concerning neo engines appear to surround the P&W powered fleets.

Primera Air neo`s are powered by the CFM LEAP-1A engine.

CFM have mainly suffered production delays with deliveries but not I think with the issues you are representing.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:22
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Without wanting to sound like a spotter.
Is there anyone on site or going to be on site at Stansted, that is able to get a pic of the National 752 and post on here, I had planned to be at Stansted today and tomorrow but unfortunately Or fortunately I have been sent to Canada.
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OK... but if transcribed correctly where did 169 come from on the ALC inbound?...
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