Primera ceases short-haul operations from Birmingham

Latvian low-fare carrier, Primera Air, is to stop all of its European short-haul flights from Birmingham Airport in the UK.

Services between Birmingham and Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona will be cancelled from 3 September, while flights between the West Midlands hub and Malaga, Alicante, Las Palmas, Reykjavik and Tenerife will end on 29 October.

According to a spokesperson at Primera Air, the decision was taken to cease these short-haul operations as the routes in question haven’t performed “as well as expected.”

The news follows the announcement back in June that Primera Air was suspending its transatlantic service from Birmingham to New York and Toronto until next year. The airline said it had been forced to cancel these flights due to the late delivery of its new planes, although it hopes to reinstate transatlantic services in the new year once the aircraft are available.

Additionally, Primera Air has said it will reduce the frequency of its flights between Stansted and Malaga and will end its service from Stansted to Alicante on 1 October.


Written by: Chloe Greenbank

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