Hamburg - The low-cost airline operator Primera Air took possession of its first Airbus A321neo, out of eight expected including three LR version.

On April 16, the Primera Travel Group subsidiary Primera Air, operating under Danish and Latvian licenses, received the first of three A321neo leased from leasing company GECAS. The remaining five, including two A321LR, will also be leased from different lessors to form a fleet of eight aircraft by the end of the year.

Primera Air has configured its A321neo to accommodate 16 passengers in Premium and 182 in Economy.

The company plans to deploy these re-engineered single-aisle aircraft at two new bases, Paris-CDG, and London-Stansted airports, to launch new transatlantic routes.

From Roissy (Paris-CDG), it will open routes to Newark-Liberty and Boston-Logan from May 18, and to Toronto-Pearson from June 22. Malaga will also be served from CDG from the end of October.

The company is also preparing to start transatlantic flights from Stansted to Boston, Newark, Toronto, and Washington-Dulles from May 18 and August 22. Spain and Crete will be the other destinations in Europe.

Primera Air is a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, which brings together tour operators and travel agencies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. It currently operates a fleet of seven Boeing 737-800s and two 737-700s. The order book of the company also includes ten Boeing 737 MAX 9.

As of the end of March, Airbus A321neo has received 1930 firm orders, 26 of which were already delivered.