Starting as a charter airline in 2003 Primera Air now flies to over 90 destinations with plans for more intercontinental flights from the UK to North America starting this summer aboard new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Birmingham Airport’s Tom Screen said: “It was great to welcome the airline and to celebrate their new Midlands operation by giving the aircraft a water arch on departure.
“These additional frequencies to Malaga and Palma complement the existing services we have to the Med and Primera’s low fares will, I’m sure, be welcomed by Midlanders.
“With new direct services to New York and Toronto launching soon with Primera too, we are offering passengers the chance to fly across the pond non-stop, low-cost several times weekly.”
Anastasija Visnakova, Chief Commercial Officer at Primera Air, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome our passengers on the inaugural service to Malaga. The range of destinations, both European and transatlantic, at fantastic prices create more choice for passengers travelling from Birmingham Airport.
“We have growth plans for Birmingham and we look forward to working with the airport and serving the region’s leisure and business travellers throughout 2018 and beyond.”
Earlier this year the airline also announced plans for winter flights between Manchester and Malaga operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares starting at 35€ one way.