Prima Air

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Prima Air
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Prima Air Saab 340B
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Founded1996
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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Oviedo Municipality in Principado de Asturias, Spain

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo is located approximately 24 km (15 mi) southwest of Gijón and 23 km (14 mi) south of Avilés, both of which lie on the shoreline of the Bay of Biscay. Its proximity to the ocean causes Oviedo to have a maritime climate, in spite of its not being located on the shoreline itself.

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

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