Nordic Adventures

Primera Air has just entered the increasingly competitive transatlantic market. Its CEO Hrafn Thorgeirsson talks candidly to Airliner World’s Barry-Woods-Turner about the new services, his ambitious future plans and why he likens himself to a Boy Scout.

Primera Air has been able to launch transatlantic services because of the advances in technology that both Airbus and Boeing are introducing with their A320neo and 737 MAX families. AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM/ CRAIG STEVENS

Under the hot spring Essex sunshine Primera Air’s new Airbus A321neo stands ready on the apron of London/Stansted Airport waiting for its first farepaying load of passengers. This is the start of a busy period for the carrier as it launches routes to the Eastern Seaboard of the US and Canada from three European departure points: Stansted, Birmingham and Paris.


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