Primera Air

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Primera Air Scandinavia
Logo-primera air.png
IATA
PF
ICAO
PRI
Callsign
PRIMERA
Founded 2003 as JetX
Operating bases
Fleet size 8[1]
Destinations Charter flights
Parent company Primera Travel Group
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Key people Jón Karl Ólafsson (CEO),
Hrafn Thorgeirsson (Managing Director,DK),
Andri Már Ingólfsson (Chairman)
Website http://www.primeraair.com

Primera Air is a Danish leisure airline which was founded in 2003 as JetX. Primera Air Scandinavia has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2]

Originally it was established in Iceland and operated under an Icelandic AOC. It is since 2008 wholly owned by Primera Travel Group. Primera Air Scandinavia is a member of the Primera Travel Group (which includes Solresor, Bravo Tours, Lomamatkat, Heimsferðir and Solia), and its primary goal is to provide air travel services to the leisure market. As a dynamic company it has grown at a steady pace in recent years, and now offers flights from Scandinavia to over 70 destinations in the Mediterranean, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic. In 2009 Primera Air established the subsidiary Primera Air Scandinavia under a Danish AOC.[3]

Charter Flights[edit]

Primera Air provides charter services for the following companies:

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

A Primera Air Boeing 737-800 at Malmö Airport
Primera Air
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-700 2 0 148
Boeing 737-800 6 0 189
Total 8 0

Incidents[edit]

  • On 10 July 2009 a Primera Air Boeing 737-700, registration TF-JXG, performing flight PF-362 from Zakinthos (Greece) to Dublin (Ireland) with 153 passengers and 6 crew, was escorted by two Italian fighter aircraft into Rome Fiumicino (Italy) after the crew requested an emergency landing due to a technical problem. Primera Air said that the crew received an indication that the slats (leading edge devices) were not in their proper position. The indication prompted the crew to divert to an airport providing a sufficiently long runway for a slats up landing, which was available at Fiumicino. Naples was ruled out because of the terrain around the airport and the runway length. The airplane landed safely on runway 16L and the emergency status was cancelled 19 minutes after touch down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.primeragroup.com/?PageID=741
  2. ^ "Contact Information." Primera Air. Retrieved on December 9, 2011. "Primera Air Scandinavia Address: Digevej 114, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark"
  3. ^ Welcome to Primera Air | info@primeraair.com | primeraair.com
  4. ^ Primera Air
  5. ^ Welcome to Primera Air | info@primeraair.com | primeraair.com

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