Arctic Airspace Experts Air Greenland
Air Greenland was founded in 1960 and is Greenland's flag carrier airline. Originally named Grønlandsfly, the airline operated domestic seaplane and helicopter flights, providing a vital lifeline to isolated communities. The company developed rapidly, replacing the seaplanes with jet planes especially designed to fly in the challenging conditions of Arctic airspace. International destinations were established in the 1980's with services to and from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, and Copenhagen, Denmark. The airline changed its name to Air Greenland in 2002 to reflect its international status.
Today, the company continues to serve local communities with regular flights to all of Greenland's airports. The airline also plays a key role in Greenland's growing tourist industry, offering flightseeing tours with its 5-passenger helicopter as well as cheaper ticket options with their Takuss Return Tickets program.
Flying with Air Greenland
Economy Class: On longer domestic flights, drinks and a biscuit are served. For international flights between Greenland and Iceland, travellers are offered complimentary tea or coffee and a sandwich. International flights between Greenland and Denmark offer a wide range of complimentary drinks and a hot meal. For this flight, Air Greenland's in-flight magazine SULUK provides details on the programme of entertainment, which includes films, cartoons and music. Duty-free items are also available to buy onboard.
Business Class: Business class is available on flights between Greenland and Denmark. The service includes the use of the business lounges at Copenhagen Airport and a larger baggage allowance. Onboard, meals are served with complimentary wine or customers can select their beverage of choice from an exclusive drinks menu. On the Airbus 330, every seat has its own video and headset for enjoying the onboard entertainment.
Takuss Return Tickets: These are for return journeys of between 7 and 28 days and there is a 50% discount on tickets for children.
Check-in: Travellers can check-in one hour before departure for domestic flights and two hours before for international flights. Web check-in and mobile check-in are available 22 hours before the flight up until one hour before departure.
Luggage allowance for economy class:
- 20 kg of checked-in baggage
- One item of cabin baggage weighing up to 8 kg
- 10 kg of baggage and a collapsible pushchair for children below the age of two
- For travellers with carry-on baggage only, one item of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 15 kg and dimensions no larger than 55 x 40 x 23 cm
Luggage allowance for business class:
- 30 kg of checked baggage
- Up to two items of cabin baggage with a total weight of 8 kg, or a cabin bag of 15 kg for travellers with carry-on baggage only