Primera Air has announced another North America destination from its new base in Birmingham with direct flight now available to Toronto (YYZ).
The new route will be served three times per week on a year-round basis and will commence in May 2018.
Andri M. Ingolfsson, president and chairman of Primera Air, said during the announcement: “Yet again, we are very proud to announce our new direct routes from our European bases to Canada.
“Toronto will be a great addition to our earlier announced New York (EWR) and Boston routes from Birmingham.
“With our brand new Airbus321NEOs aeroplanes, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircrafts.
“With the unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from the UK.
“At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high-quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travellers.”
Aircraft will provide two classes of cabins - full-service premium and low-fare economy, Wi-fi and the ability for all passengers to charge their devices on board.
Primera Air to Toronto (YYZ) will offer three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from.
Tickets are already on sale and the lowest fares start from £149.00 (one way, all taxes included).
Daily flights to New York and four weekly flights to Boston to Birmingham were announced earlier this summer.
William Pearson, aviation director at Birmingham Airport, said: “It is welcome news that Primera Air is expanding its choice of popular Transatlantic destinations from Birmingham by adding a new route to Toronto.
“Having only announced two routes to Boston and New York in July of this year this shows the demand that Primera Air is seeing from the Midlands.
“Demand for travel to US and Canadian destinations from the West Midlands is high and Primera Air is offering fantastic seat prices meaning it is likely Toronto will be very popular.
For the next two years, Primera Air will increase its presence on the existing bases and open other trans-Atlantic routes, as well as open new bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing Max9-ER on order.
Primera Air is scheduled operator, operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe.
The airline is based in Denmark and Latvia and is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.
Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling 12m passengers a year.
Birmingham serves more than 140 direct scheduled & charter routes and offers an additional 340 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of over 480 direct or one-stop flights globally.
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