Passengers stranded after Primera Air collapses

Primera Air filed for bankruptcy at midnight on 2nd October, leaving between 2,500 and 5,000 customers stranded

The airline has blamed late deliveries of A321 aircraft and a range of operational problems, and last night posted a message on its website saying: “On this sad day, we are saying goodbye to all of you.”

Simon Calder from the Independent estimates around 60,000 travellers will have their bookings cancelled. The airline announced last month that it planned to launch routes from Madrid to New York, Boston and Toronto for as little as EURO 149 each way.