22.06.2017 18:24

Primera Air signes 8 new Airbus 321 NEO aircrafts for delivery in 2018

The biggest change in the industry in 20 years. Primera Air has signed 8 new Airbus 321NEO aircrafts for delivery in 2018. This new version of the Airbus 321 has more range then previous versions, making it possible to operate Transatlantic flights from Europe, that has only been possible with wide body aircraft before.

Primera Air will be the first operator in the world to take into service the Airbus321LR, that has the longest range of any single isle aircraft, with over 4000 nautical mile range.

The contract was signed at the Paris Airshow today, between Primera Air and AirCap, which is the worlds second largest aircraft leasing company. "We are extremely proud to extend our long standing cooperation with AerCap, and to be the launch customer for the Airbus321LR, which will open up routes previously only being serviced by wide body aircraft, of not serviced at all with direct flights. This new aircraft type is the single biggest revolution in aviation in more than 20 years",  says Andri M. Ingolfsson, the President of Primera Travel Group.

The first Airbus  will enter into service in March 2018.

Additional information: CEO of Primera Air, Mr. Hrafn Thorgeirsson, kru@primeraair.com

See also here further information.