Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair extends cooperation with Air Greenland, owned by the Greenlandic government. The cooperation will involve connecting the route network of the two companies: Air Greenland’s extensive route network in Greenland and Icelandair’s international route network to Europe and North America.
In terms of the agreement, Icelandair has moved part of its Greenland flights from Reykjavik Airport (ICAO: BIRK) to Keflavik (ICAO: BIKF). According to Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason, now it will be possible to offer convenient connecting flights from Air Greenland’s destinations in Greenland to Icelandair’s destinations in Europe and North America. Air Greenland CEO Jacob Nitter Sørensen emphasized that Icelandair’s route system from Keflavík Airport is very strong and connections to it will facilitate travel from Greenland to many destinations abroad and at the same time create better opportunities for people to travel to Greenland.
“In addition, tourists to Iceland will find it easier to visit Greenland. Increased cooperation will also mean that our customers will be able to book flights all the way to Icelandair’s destinations through our website, and likewise, Icelandair customers will be able to book tickets all the way to our destinations in Greenland, in one ticket”, said Jacob Nitter Sørensen.
According to Flightradar24 data, currently, Icelandair offers flights from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq (ICAO: BGBW), Kangerlussuaq (ICAO: BGSF) and Kulusuk (ICAO: BGKK). Meanwhile, there are two destinations in Greenland that are available with flights from Keflavik: Ilulissat (ICAO: BGJN) by Icelandair and Nuuk (ICAO: BGGH) by both Air Greenland and Icelandair. All flights are performed on Bombardier Dash 8 Q200.