Low-Cost Carrier Primera Air Shuts Down, Stranding Thousands

By Anna Breuer on 1 October 2018
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Primera Air, which recently ran ads offering one-way fares to Europe for $99, said Monday it had ceased operations.

“Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today,” the airline said in a statement on its website, adding that it was a “sad day.”

“On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty.”

Thousands of passengers were left stranded in North America and in Europe as airports warned passengers not to show up for their flights.

Stansted Airport said in a statement that “passengers due to travel with Primera Air are advised not to travel to the airport and instead contact the airline directly.”

Primera was founded in 2003 as JetX and is owned by Primera Travel Group, a company owned by multiple tour operators in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Estonia.

One month ago, the airline announced plans for new non-stop service from Berlin to Boston, New York, and Toronto.

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