A summary of travel news snippets from the industry during October 2018.
Primera Air – Enter administration 2nd October 2018
The Danish / Latvian airline, Primera Air has filed for bankruptcy after ceasing operations at midnight on Monday. The airline had been operating for 14 years commented that a series of unforeseen events had affected their finances.
Norwegian have offered affected Primera Air passengers repatriation fares at a 50% discount excluding taxes, subject to availability, until the 14th October.
Jet2 – Highly rated for customer experience
A recent study completed by C Space placed Jet2 in 5th place out of 1,000 companies. UK consumers were asked to name companies that understood them and appreciated loyalty, amongst other questions. Disney were rated 8th and Virgin Atlantic 9th.
Jet2holidays have increased their ATOL license from 2.94 million to 3.8 million passengers for the next 12 months. This increase of around 800,000 passengers, strengthens their position as the second largest tour operator in the UK. Tui remain in top place at 5.68 million and Thomas Cook in third place with 2.47 million passengers.