Posted on: 30 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Air Greenland has become the third airline this year to join the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), bringing the number of airlines in membership to 53.
CEO of Air Greenland, Michael Højgaard, averred, “Air Greenland is delighted to join ERA. Operating in Arctic airspace presents a unique set of challenges and membership of ERA will ensure that these challenges are represented before Europe’s regulatory bodies. Air Greenland has a long and proud history of making Greenland accessible and serving our communities, and we look forward to the opportunities that membership of ERA will bring as we continue to develop our network and services.”
“Air Greenland’s social responsibility policy should be commended – it flies in difficult conditions, providing a vital lifeline to its domestic community and playing a key role in opening up economic and tourist development in Greenland,” added ERA’s director general, Simon McNamara. “ERA is looking forward to representing Air Greenland’s interests and concerns before Europe’s new Commission and Parliament.”
Air Greenland has a fleet of 35 aircraft, ranging from an Airbus 330-200 to Bombardier Dash-8s, plus helicopters, on which it operates domestic routes in Greenland and transatlantic flights to Iceland, Denmark and Canada.