Primera Air, a budget airline based in Denmark, has ceased operations. In a letter on its website to passengers it said ‘Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today, October 2nd, 2018.
It went on to say that ‘On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty. On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you.’
Passengers were advised to contact their Tour Operators and Agents for further information and the usual options of contacting Primera Air via email or phone were no longer offered.
The Danish airline said it was a “sad day” for staff and passengers but it had “no other choice than filing for bankruptcy”.
The BBC reported that flights to Washington and New York due to leave Stansted on Monday night were grounded and passengers have been told not to go to the airport on Tuesday. One flight from Birmingham to Malaga arrived on Monday evening.
The airline, which had 15 planes, began offering low-cost flights from Stansted and Birmingham to North America – including Washington, Newark, and Toronto – earlier this year.
Most of the airline’s business involved taking Scandinavian holidaymakers to destinations such as Spain, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Turkey.