22.08.2014 18:42

Primera Air Nordic: A new airline in Latvia founded

Primera Air announces the founding of a new airline in Latvia, Primera Air Nordic, which will be run parallel to Primera Air Scandinavia. The airline is scheduled to start operating in October this year. Simultaneously the airline will open up a Network Control Center in Riga, overseeing all operational issues of the airline. The aim is to be able to focus better on the healthy growth Primera Air has enjoyed during the last years. The airline operates currently 8 Boeing 737 New Generation aircrafts and will be adding the 9th aircraft for 2015. The opening up of a base in Riga gives the airline possibilities to grow in different and new markets apart from Scandinavia.

As from this day, Mr. Hrafn Thorgeirsson will take over as a CEO of the airline, including Primera Air Scandinavia and Primera Air Nordic. Hrafn has been the managing director of Primera Air Scandinavia during the last 6 years, and will now assume responsibility for the whole airline. At the same time Mr. Jon Karl Olafsson has stepped down as the CEO.