Primaris Airlines


Primaris Airlines

Infobox_Airline
airline=Primaris Airlines
logo=Primaris Airlines logo.svg
logo_size=
IATA=FE
ICAO=WCP
callsign=WHITECAP
founded=2002
certified=2004
fleet_size=3
destinations=
hubs=John F. Kennedy International Airport
McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
focus_cities=Oakland International Airport
Kona International Airport
headquarters=Las Vegas, Nevada
key_people=Mark Morris, Don Bowman
website=http://www.flyprimaris.com/

Primaris Airlines is an American charter airline located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA It operates domestic and international services. Its main base is McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 65 |date=2007-04-10]

History

The airline was established in 2002 and started operations on June 1, 2004. [FAA Air Carrier Certificate] It has 140 employees (at January 2008). It achieved an FAA certified Part 121 certification in June 2004 as a Domestic, Flag and supplemental operator. It achieved 180 minute ETOPS certification November 3, 2006.Fact|date=February 2007

Primaris was Boeing's first US airline customer for its new Boeing 787 aircraft, with an order for 20 aircraft. Primaris planned to use these aircraft to expand its services internationally, but canceled their intent to purchase the new Boeing aircraft in June 2006. [cite web | title=Boeing customer cancels order for 787s | url= http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/276553_boeing06.html | first=James | last=Wallace | date=2006-07-06 | accessdate=2008-01-31 | work=Seattle Post-Intelligencer] No reason was given for the 787 order cancellation. No information has been made public on make or type of other new aircraft to be used. It is speculated that negotiations are in progress with Airbus and/or a re-negotiation with Boeing aircraft.Fact|date=February 2007

ervices

The Scheduled Service Funding will determine the actual timeline.
*2008 routes: New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta
*Second Quarter, 2009 routes: New York to Denver, Dallas, and London
*Fourth Quarter, 2009 routes: New York to Manchester, Amsterdam, and FrankfurtDue to lack of scheduled service funding Primaris Airlines remains a small charter airline. Interest in the mid level market remains high, with proof of concept being demonstrated by other niche market airlines in Europe. Fact|date=February 2007

[http://www.primarisairlines.com/sc_routemap.php The route map on Primaris's web page] has been removed, and with the implementation of a new web page in late December 2007 indicates it is under construction. The new website indicates charter and scheduled operations separately.

Fleet

The Primaris Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 28 August 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=FE&al_op=1] :

Notable charter activity

* The White House travel office used the airline to fly the press corps to Bush events during the 2004 Presidential Campaign.Fact|date=March 2008
* Has operated for TNT Vacations from Boston-Punta Cana, and Boston-Cancún.Fact|date=March 2008
* Flew Philippine President to Chile.Fact|date=March 2008
* Flew for Santa Barbara Airlines Caracas, Venezuela for 18 months on Caracas- Miami route.Fact|date=March 2008
* First US airline to resume Hajj flights since 9/11.Fact|date=March 2008

References

External links

* [http://www.primarisairlines.com/ Primaris Airlines]


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