Air Iceland Connect to Expand Operations in Greenland
Air Iceland Connect (AIC) plans on expanding its flight network in Greenland once new airports are opened in the country, RÚV reports. Representatives of AIC expect significant growth within the Greenlandic tourism sector with the advent of the new and improved airports, which are expected to be operational in four to five years.
In an interview with the Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq, Árni Gunnarsson, CEO of Air Iceland Connect, stated that Greenland was a key market for Air Iceland Connect. Árni did not provide further details regarding the company’s expansions of flight routes: such plans will not be finalised until 2022. “However, we do intend to expand our flight routes in Greenland once the new airports are operational.”
According to Árni, the airports will make travelling to Greenland easier, which will, in turn, serve to bolster tourism in the country. Asked whether AIC plans on offering domestic flights in Greenland, Árni was ambiguous: “We haven’t looked into it. It’s not part of our current plan. But as far as what could happen in four or five years’ time, I’m not willing to predict.”