Primera suspend Birmingham routes

Latvian carrier Primera Air have announced that they will be suspending long haul operations from Birmingham Airport until 2019.

Andri Mar Ingolfsson, Airline CEO, has blamed the cancellation of services on the delayed delivery of long range Airbus A321 NEO aircraft. Primera currently have 2 A321 NEO’s in their fleet, and are currently deployed on routes from London Stansted.

Since their launch, services from Birmingham to Newark have been flown on a Boeing 757 operated by American carrier National Airlines. Many of these flights have been criticised by passengers who have experienced long delays.

The temporary axing of these flights takes effect from June 21st, meaning Toronto services have been suspended before they have even taken off, much like the planned Birmingham to Boston route. All affected passengers are being offered refunds or a transfer onto services from Stansted.

Long range Airbus A321 NEO’s are severely delayed in production and delivery. (Photo: Primera Air)

Primera have stressed that short haul routes to destinations such as Palma de Mallorca and Malaga will not be affected, as these are flown on Boeing 737 aircraft. Long haul flights from Stansted will also remain unaffected.

Anyone who has booked flights with Primera Air should contact the airline’s customer service department by following this link to their website.

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