Low cost carrier Primera Air has taken delivery of the first of eight Airbus A321neos and is poised to expand its transatlantic offering.
Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at an event in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, which was assembled in Hamburg, is the first of three A321neos to be leased from GECAS in 2018.
Primera Air will also lease a further five A321neos from other lessors, including two A321LRs, growing its fleet to eight aircraft in 2018.
The aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines features a two-class layout with 16 premium and 182 economy seats. The aircraft will be deployed in the United Kingdom and France on transatlantic destinations to North America. The A321 can seat up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration.
Primera Air is a Nordic low-fare airline offering mid and long-haul flights from its bases in Scandinavia, UK and France to more than 70 destinations. Transatlantic services on the A321neo are due to start this month.