Primera Air will start a new transatlantic base at Brussels Airport to coincide with the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
The airline launched low-cost transatlantic flights from London Stansted and Paris CDG using its newly-delivered Airbus A321neo earlier this year, with destinations including Boston, New York and Washington DC.
Now, it will commence routes from Brussels to Boston, Newark and Washington DC from May 2019, with the following schedules:
Brussels – Boston eff 04JUN19 4 weekly
PF3521 BRU1920 – 2135BOS 7M9 x147
PF3522 BOS2305 – 1200+1BRU 7M9 x147
Brussels – Newark eff 09MAY19 1 daily
PF3509 BRU1820 – 2100EWR 7M9 D
PF3510 EWR2230 – 1145+1BRU 7M9 D
Brussels – Washington Dulles eff 02JUN19 3 weekly
PF3559 BRU1630 – 2020IAD 7M9 147
PF3560 IAD2150 – 1130+1BRU 7M9 147
The airline has eight Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on order, with eight more to be leased. The aircraft will seat 189 passengers.
The aircraft is efficient enough to allow low-cost, long distance flights where widebody and larger aircraft were previously required.
Brussels Airport has seen a number of new long-haul and low-cost routes in recent years.