Primera Air goes bust before Manchester-Malaga flights take off


Primera Air, a Danish scheduled air carrier which operated services from various points across the UK, has announced it will cease operations.

In March this year, it was announced that the company was to establish routes from Manchester Airport to Malaga (read more) starting later this month.

Primera Air is not covered by the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL protection scheme which only covers passengers booked on a package holiday.

Passengers wishing to obtain a refund for unused tickets will need to contact the company directly.

Those who have booked directly with the company using either a credit, charge or debit card may be able to make a claim against their card provider.

Travellers may also be able to make a claim against their insurer, and are advised to check their policies.

A Manchester Airport spokesman, said: “We understand this will be a difficult time for customers whose travel plans have been disrupted.

“Passengers who have booked a forthcoming flight with Primera Air should visit the CAA website for advice.

“Whilst it is disappointing that Primera Air will not be flying from Manchester, we do have a number of existing carriers operating services to Malaga.”

They added: “Malaga is well served with more than 40 flights a week with a range of carriers including BA CityFlyer, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and TUI.”

More information for travellers be found on the CAA website.