Showing posts with label Air Greenland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air Greenland. Show all posts

18 May, 2024

Canadian North & Air Greenland launch new route for arctic adventure!

Get ready for an extraordinary journey like no other! 

Canadian North and Air Greenland are joining up to provide a new travel experience that bridges culture, business, and tourism between Greenland and Canada.

This summer from June 26 to October 23, Air Greenland and Canadian North will offer direct interline flights every Wednesday between Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Montreal, Kuujjuaq and Ottawa travellers will also enjoy same-day service to and from Nuuk via Iqaluit, making it easier than ever to reach the heart of Greenland's charm.

While on board, passengers will experience the warm embrace of Arctic hospitality with exceptional inflight service:

Air Greenland Dash 8 (Iqaluit ↔ Nuuk) – a complimentary fresh and delicious sandwich prepared by Kylling og Co., perfectly paired with coffee, tea and water.

Canadian North 737 (Ottawa ↔ Iqaluit / Montreal ↔ Iqaluit / Kuujjuaq ↔ Iqaluit) – complimentary hot meal and beverage service, topped off with a warm cookie and 'special coffee'.

This exciting interline partnership between Canadian North and Air Greenland enables a seamless journey through Greenland, Southern Canada, Nunavut, and Nunavik, with just one ticket purchase.

The launch of this route is a continuation of the 2022 agreement between Nunavut and Greenland, to increase cooperation in the areas of culture, education, fisheries and green energy, and, to pave the way for better mobility. The latter is now becoming a reality. This route will enhances Arctic connectivity and allow passengers to travel between Northern Canada and Greenland without needing to travel south first.

"Our mission is to lift Greenland, and with the opening of the route to Iqaluit, we will greatly contribute to further opening up the country for cooperation with our cousins and neighbours to the west. The desire to visit each other in the Arctic region has increased since the last scheduled flight between the two capitals in 2014. We believe that the time and the local market are now right to resume the route", says Malik Hegelund Olsen, Executive Chairman of Air Greenland.

10 December, 2022

Air Greenland becomes latest A330neo operator and Flight Hour Services customer

Air Greenland becomes the latest A330neo operator and  Flight Hour Services customer



Air Greenland has taken delivery of an A330-800 widebody aircraft, becoming the latest operator of the type. 

The A330neo will replace previous generation aircraft in the company's fleet, reducing operating cost, improving environmental efficiency while offering an unrivalled passenger experience.  Air Greenland’s A330neo will comfortably accommodate 305 passengers, featuring 42 Premium class seats and 263 Economy class seats.

Air Greenland has also firmed up an agreement with Airbus on Flight Hour Services (FHS) covering component supply and maintenance services. Based on a circular economy model and carbon footprint reduction the Airbus FHS offers more sustainability  throughout the aircraft's life cycle.  More than 1,200 aircraft worldwide are currently being contracted under  Airbus FHS. 

To underline Air Greenland’s sustainability strategy the delivery flight will be powered by a 30 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Air Greenland will first deploy the A330neo between the arctic island and Denmark, adding North American and European routes at a later date. 

The A330neo features the award-winning Airspace cabin, providing passengers with a high level of comfort, ambience and design. This includes offering more personal space, larger overhead bins, a new lighting system, and the ability to offer the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity. As with all Airbus aircraft, the A330neo also features a state-of-the-art cabin air system ensuring a clean and safe environment during the flight.

The A330neo is the new generation version of the popular A330 widebody. Incorporating the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, new wings and a range of aerodynamic innovations, the aircraft offers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. The A330-800 is capable of flying 8 150 nm / 15 094 km non-stop.

At the end of October, the A330 Family had registered a total of over 1,700 firm orders  of which 275 are A330neos from 24 customers.





23 March, 2022

Air Greenland commits to purchasing or leasing from Avolon a fleet of Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that it has partnered with Air Greenland, the flag-carrier for Greenland, to bring zero-emissions travel to the region and help tackle the issue of climate change.

Avolon and Air Greenland will partner to form a Working Group to assess the opportunity to commercialise zero-emissions air travel in the region. The Working Group will also collaborate to identify local infrastructure and certification requirements for eVTOL aircraft. As part of the agreement, Air Greenland will commit to purchasing or leasing a fleet of VX4 eVTOL aircraft, manufactured by Vertical Aerospace, from Avolon. Upon its introduction, the VX4 will be the most advanced and the safest eVTOL in the market and will be built to EASA safety certification standards – the most stringent global requirements and at the same level as commercial aircraft. The VX4 will be near silent when in flight and will have zero operating emissions, transporting four passengers and one pilot distances of over 100 miles at up to 200 miles per hour. The size of Air Greenland’s VX4 fleet will be defined at the conclusion of the Working Group’s assessment of the scale of the market opportunity.



Dรณmhnal Slattery, CEO of Avolon commented: “Since our initial order, we have seen airlines all over the world make a commitment to the zero emissions travel by selecting the VX4 aircraft as the first step in their decarbonisation journey. Today’s announcement with Air Greenland means we are taking zero-emissions travel to where climate change is having its most pronounced impact. We look forward to working with Air Greenland to bringing the zero-operating emission VX4 aircraft to where it matters the most.”

Jacob Nitter Sรธrensen, CEO of Air Greenland, commented: “Today’s announcement marks the start of our long-term sustainability journey, and we are excited about bringing zero emissions travel to our region. In Greenland, we see the effects of climate change every day and, as a company, we want to be at the forefront of the climate revolution. The VX4 aircraft will have many uses for Air Greenland and, through our partnership with Avolon, we look forward to welcoming our first travellers onboard in the near future – flying our guests to Ilimanaq Lodge to show the visible impacts that climate change is having on our country and planet.”

Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of Vertical Aerospace, commented: “We are delighted that Air Greenland has chosen the VX4 to bring zero emissions air travel to the region. This partnership is a significant first step in introducing sustainable air mobility to Greenland.”







Follow this site here.




19 December, 2020

Air Greenland places Christmas order for an A330neo

Air Greenland, the flag-carrier for Greenland, is the latest airline to order Airbus’ next-generation A330neo widebody aircraft.


The new A330-800 will replace the airline’s ageing Airbus A330-200ceo to secure operations linking the Arctic island with Denmark from end of 2022 onwards and beyond.

Air Greenland’s CEO’s Jacob Nitter Sรธrensen said: “The A330neo is a fundamental part of Air Greenland’s fleet strategy. The new aircraft will, for years to come, offer travellers to and from Greenland a unique inflight experience while leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible. The A330neo is a perfect fit for the very challenging task of providing safe and efficient all year passenger, cargo and freight services to and from Greenland.”

Search