Primera Air enters 2018 after a record year and is recognized among the world’s top low-cost long-haul carriers

Back To News

1/24/2018 10:00:00 PM

2017 has been a record year for Primera Air – compared to 2016 the revenue has increased by 13.7%. This was achieved thanks to improving direct sales on website, which have grown a staggering 125.8%. This has been a historic year as the number of carried passengers has exceeded 1 million with a total of 1 017 657 passengers. All figures have been reached with a consistent load factor of 85%.

“Stepping into this year with record results in so many areas is very encouraging, especially, when this year is expected to be defining for Primera Air in the respect of evolving from a solid European leisure carrier into an emerging transatlantic airline,” says Andri Már Ingólfsson, President and owner of Primera Air.

The respectable aviation e-magazine recently made an analysis ranking Primera Air 6th in the global top and 3rd among Europe’s low-cost long-haul airlines based on weekly departures.

“Being among leaders in the changing long-haul and transatlantic flight segment is a huge achievement. Nevertheless, it is a reminder that we are heading in the right direction and, most importantly, that we are keeping up our effort to bring low fares to both European and transatlantic flight markets,” says Mr. Ingólfsson.

As previously announced, Primera Air is opening new bases in Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to commence flights to New York, Boston and Toronto already this April along with new routes from UK to Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona and Chania. In the next 2 years, Primera Air plans to increase its presence on current bases and to add new transatlantic routes and bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing MAX9-ER on order.

About Primera Air

Primera Air is a scheduled carrier serving flights to more than 70 destinations in Europe. The airline is based in Denmark and Latvia and is part of the Primera Travel Group, which includes travel agencies and tour operators in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.

Primera Air top 10 routes by departure in 2017



Total departures and arrivals


Copenhagen - Málaga



Billund - Málaga


Palma de Mallorca - Billund



Stockholm - Málaga


Tenerife - Reykjavik



Copenhagen - Barcelona



Copenhagen - Palma de Mallorca



Billund - Chania



Alicante - Reykjavik



Barcelona - Billund


Back To News