Primera Air will expand to Berlin!
Primera Air has announced that it will open up a new transatlantic European base in Berlin, Germany at Tegel Airport. From Berlin, Primera will fly routes to New York, Boston and Toronto on its new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft currently on order from Boeing.
“Berlin has been one of the key bases in our strategy, as it is one of the major European cities and we can bring a lot of tourists from North America, who otherwise could not afford to travel there,” said Anastasija Visnakova, Primera Air’s chief commercial officer. “Besides, this will be a huge opportunity for German travelers to fly transatlantic for less.”
“Primera Air is taking off with three long-haul routes. This shows the airline’s confidence in the Berlin market,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chairman of the Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “Like many other airlines, it sees the tourist and economic potential of the capital’s region. Boston, another important long-haul destination in the USA, will be available non-stop from Berlin from June 2019. Furthermore, the important connections to North America will be strengthened. We wish Primera Air all the best with their flights.”
“We wanted to fly to JFK already previously, however, we were not able to get slots we wanted to have,” said a Primera Air spokesperson. “Our strategy is to fly from and to the main airports, therefore we are glad that we managed to connect Berlin (TXL) and New York (JFK).”