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Old 24th Nov 2017, 12:12
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As previously announced, Primera Air starts flying to New York, Toronto and Boston from London Stansted from April 2018 and have also added Alicante, Malaga and today Stansted Airport seems to be reporting flights to Palma. For the next two years Primera Air will increase its presence at existing bases and open other transatlantic routes and new bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing Max9-ER on order.
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 12:38
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For the UK, the following schedule currently being proposed by Primera is as follows:

Stansted
Alicante - 7x weekly
Boston - 4x weekly
Malaga - 7x weekly
New York - 7x weekly
Toronto - 3x weekly

Birmingham
Boston - 4x weekly
Malaga - 7x weekly
New York - 7x weekly
Palma - 7x weekly
Toronto - 3x weekly

Be interesting to see what, if any, addiotnal flights are added for their 2018 schedule
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 12:46
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Regarding Stansted I’m not sure if it was an error but Stansted Airport tweeted this morning and mentioned 3 new routes to Spain AGP ALC and PMI I have looked on Primera Air web site but no mention of PMI from Stansted only Birmingham
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They could probably squeeze in a STN-PMI night rotation, seeing most of the leisure companies can do three relatively short there and backs in a day from the south UK.
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Not sure some are aware but NWI have had this 737 here since April having deep skin replacement work on her, does anyone know when she due out
we been at NWI awaiting and i managed a few shots of her when the hanger doors been opened

Boeing 737-800WL YL-PSD by Mark, on Flickr
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Appears maybe leased/owned GECAS.
Also appears the above is not the very latest posted photo of this a/c.
Work seems to have progressed subtly as if compared with the above a later shot in the same position shows the standard Boeing "green" coating over the bare metal portrayed above.
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Anyone know what the original skin problem was caused by. Looks like some serious dismantling to get at the repair with that plank through the flight deck windows.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 20:01
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Will the a321's that Primera Air use for the transatlantic routes from BHX and STN airports have crew rest areas, or do they not need to have crew rest areas.......

Just wondered
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 20:07
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I shouldn't imagine for that there will be any dedicated crew rest areas added to to the A321's especially considering the length of the transatlantic flights and the small amount of crew on board.
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Thanks for answering the question, I wasn't sure on the legalities and the needs for crew rest areas on aircraft, so I just thought I would ask.......
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Old 28th Nov 2017, 11:08
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I heard through the grape vine that the next route to be announced in spring 2018 is likely to be Montreal and Boston, Toronto to go daily this all depends on how books are going in the new year.
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Sounding promising,tho would that be Montreal being tied with Boston perhaps? as Boston is already announced & 4 pw.
Toronto to daily would mean another a/c anyway as both based a/c fully committed with the existing announcements/plans.
Goods news from the grapevine tho.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 21:02
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Hey guys,

I’ve just read into their planned operation, and it strikes me as incredibly brave and/or stupid.
I’m certainly no expert so do you think they will be able to survive against the legacy carriers and the likes of WOW and Norwegian, or do you think it’s going to flop?

I see they’re also going to chime into the short haul market from stansted with Malaga and Alicante being added.

Will it last?

I certainly hope so, return flights in the middle of August to New York for 350, count me in.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 21:16
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They have been going few years, so hopefully they know what they're doing...

If you are booking flights with them, I'd book with a credit card, and will ensure you are protected under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if anything goes wrong.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sh...your-purchases
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I’ve just read into their planned operation, and it strikes me as incredibly brave and/or stupid.
I see they’re also going to chime into the short haul market from stansted with Malaga and Alicante being added. Will it last?
I wouldn't say it's stupid. having a small short haul operation allows them to make better use of the staff they have to employ to get the long haul off the ground.

They've chosen what are probably the most popular short haul market to stand the best chance of selling seats, although the vast amount of competiton would make this more difficult to sell.

They have good reasons to do it, but time will tell if it works
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 07:36
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies View Post
They have been going few years, so hopefully they know what they're doing...

If you are booking flights with them, I'd book with a credit card, and will ensure you are protected under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if anything goes wrong.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sh...your-purchases
Why mention this with regard to Primera? Money Saving Expert recommends that for all purchases of goods / services in excess of 100. As recent history has shown you don't have to be small to fail - whether an airline, furniture retailer or whatever.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 08:03
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Primera Air confident with their planning as they increased their order for B737 MAX-9`s by another two yesterday now for a total of ten.
A/C will have 4000m range & open more markets.
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As long as they maintain a clear strategy, and market themselves well, not solely through online / social media they should do well, tapping as they are unserved or underserved markets. Crucial will be their marketing in North America, but I feel sure they know that and don't need to be lectured by anyone here!

If they fall for any temptations to go head to head with the likes of Norwegian at Gatwick or Thomas Cook at Manchester things could go horribly pear shaped.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 10:39
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has somebody applied for 321neo ops and already got an answer?
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 15:28
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
As long as they maintain a clear strategy, and market themselves well, not solely through online / social media they should do well, tapping as they are unserved or underserved markets. Crucial will be their marketing in North America, but I feel sure they know that and don't need to be lectured by anyone here!

The only marketing I have seen from them has been on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter and small adverts around Stansted airport and nothing else, stateside I have seen nothing at all.
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