Air Greenland Announces Expansion

Daniel Fowkes
20 Oct 2023
· Routes 
Air Greenland de Havilland Dash-8 departing SFJ Line up the runway for its departure from Kangerlussuaq (BGSF/ SFJ) USed to be an Horizon Airplane with registration N350PH until 2009 and in 2010 Air Greenland bought this Dash-8 and is flying it since then.

Air Greenland has announced a significant expansion from 2024 onwards as part of its commitment to growth.

Venturing Towards Canada

Beginning on 26 June 2024, Air Greenland will launch a route between Nuuk and the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit, during the peak season.

This route will operate until 23 October 2024 and will be a weekly departure on Wednesday.

Additionally, Air Greenland says the route will offer a same-day connection to Ottawa, the capital of Canada, thanks to Canadian North.

Behind The Route

Air Greenland will utilise the services of the Dash 8 to operate this newly announced route slated for launch in 2024.

The flight will depart Nuuk on Wednesday at 1530. The expectation is the service will take 2 hours to complete. Thanks to the time difference, arrival into Iqaluit will be at 1535.

While this will be a seasonal service, Air Greenland says that if it can see solid demand levels, it may expand it year-round.

Canadian North Partnership

Thanks to a partnership with Canadian North Air, Greenland will be able to leverage their fantastic network to offer onward travel to Ottawa.

Ottawa is some 2100 kilometres from Iqaluit. The interline agreement will mean customers can buy a continuous ticket between Nuuk and Ottawa.

Comments From Executive

We know that there is a great desire for closer cooperation between Nunavut and Greenland and to ensure dialogue, it is natural to open a route to our neighbours to the west. We believe that this will create an even stronger basis for supporting the many business, political and cultural ties that already exist

Jacob Nitter Sørensen, CEO of Air Greenland

The Air Greenland Fleet

Air Greenland operates a relatively small fleet with ten operational aircraft. Included are notably multiple entries from De Havilland Canada, with the Dash 8-200 being more than present, accounting for 80% of the fleet.

Regarding widebody flying, it only operates a lone A330-800, part of the A330neo series. Interestingly, this is the least popular variant and has struggled to attract significant interest.

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