Prima Air

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Prima Air
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Prima Air Saab 340B
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations1996
Operating bases Santiago de Compostela Airport
Parent company Fly Air S.A
Headquarters Santiago de Compostela

Prima Air was a Spanish charter airline from the Galicia region. The airline was based in Santiago de Compostela. [1]

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Company history

Prima Air was founded in 1996 by Fly Air S.A., a company specializing in air medical services that had been operating in Galicia for over five years. It began operations on 2 March 1996 with a single Saab 340 turboprop, planning to add two more aircraft before the end of 1996. [2] [3]

Air medical services is a comprehensive term covering the use of air transportation, aeroplane or helicopter, to move patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes. Personnel provide comprehensive prehospital and emergency and critical care to all types of patients during aeromedical evacuation or rescue operations aboard helicopter and propeller aircraft or jet aircraft.

Prima Air made flights between Santiago de Compostela, Bilbao, Oviedo and Santander. [1]

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The airline very soon began to make losses and ceased operations on 24 September 1996. [1]


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