BOSTON TO BIRMINGHAM ON PRIMERA AIR
Primera is yet another trans-Atlantic low-fare hopeful, starting out this spring with flights from Boston and Newark to Birmingham, London and Paris. Flights start in April and will use new A321 planes with conventional economy, stretch-economy and premium-economy options. As is usual, initial fare displays will be “bare bones” only, with fees for just about everything, along with a few bundled fare options. Primera is a somewhat unique operation, with headquarters in both Latvia and Denmark — but it’s been around for over a decade now.
NEW YORK TO DUSSELDORF ON EUROWINGS
Starting April 28, Eurowings will operate non-stop flights from New York to Dusseldorf six days a week. Eurowings, Lufthansa’s low-fare subsidiary, is taking over many of the routes formerly flown by now-defunct Air Berlin. Eurowings will also fly from Fort Myers and Miami to Dusseldorf, and from Las Vegas and Seattle to Cologne. Eurowings’ long-haul planes are A330s, with standard economy seats plus a few premium-economy seats.