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Air Greenland (Finally!) Opens Nuuk-Iqaluit Route  
User currently offlineThule From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

From the News section of the GL website: http://www.airgreenland.com/nyhedsvisning/?newsid=1030

Fair use snippets:

Quote:
Air Greenland is planning to open a seasonal route between Nuuk and Iqaluit for 11 weeks, from June 18th till September 3rd, with bi-weekly flights Monday and Friday. In time, Air Greenland is considering prolonging the season, providing that there is sufficient demand.
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The flights between Nuuk and Iqaluit will be carried out with a DASH-8 seating 34 passengers. Flying time is 1 hour and 45 minutes and the price of a one-way ticket Nuuk-Iqaluit will be approx. DKK 4.300. (USD 742, EUR 578)

Exciting to finally see this route start up since 7F dropped it in 2003. As the post mentions, the route is aimed at the oil and minerals industries, but I'm waiting for an intrepid A.netter (myself included!) to use it as part of a unique TATL trip...

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User currently offlineCabincrewifly From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

What's with the price! 578 Euro!


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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Quoting Cabincrewifly (Reply 1):
What's with the price! 578 Euro!
Quoting Thule (Thread starter):
the route is aimed at the oil and minerals industries

'nuff said.



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User currently offlinepzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Quoting Cabincrewifly (Reply 1):
What's with the price! 578 Euro!

Quite understandable. Not that I like to pay high fares, but consider that the alternative is flying all the way to Denmark, then to any US hub, then to Montreal and finally to Iqaluit. Not the cheapest alternative either.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9041 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3427 times:
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Quoting Thule (Thread starter):

That's good news. A fair small airline with not too much airplanes opening a new route.

Hope I can fly that route one day  

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User currently offlinecslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Would a flight from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador work better?


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User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6453 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting pzurita1 (Reply 3):
...but consider that the alternative is flying all the way to Denmark, then to any US hub, then to Montreal and finally to Iqaluit.

Nah, it isn't really that bad. Take Air Iceland Nuuk - Reykjavik, then the bus Reykjavik - Keflavik (30 minutes), then Icelandair to Halifax or Toronto, or more than half a dozen US destinations. That will save you a day in the air, also because you don't go non-stop Nuuk - Denmark. You will have to first go to Kangerlussuaq to catch the inverse chicken pox A330 to CPH.

But sure the Nuuk - Iqaluit route will improve Greenland's capital city connection, not only to Iqaluit, but all North America.

Iqaluit is served pretty well from several Canadian airports.



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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1837 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 6):
But sure the Nuuk - Iqaluit route will improve Greenland's capital city connection, not only to Iqaluit, but all North America.

This is true. Travellers could connect in Iqaluit conveniently to Ottawa or Montreal, and then connect on to elsewhere in Canada or the United States.

Does Iqaluit already have CBSA clearance? I suppose they would get some international stopovers sometimes, but did they even have any scheduled international flights before this?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting Cabincrewifly (Reply 1):
What's with the price! 578 Euro!

If you lived in Canada's far north (and presumably Greenland) where virtually everything has to be flown in or shipped (during the very short season when ports are ice-free) you wouldn't think that's a high price.


User currently offlineghYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting cslusarc (Reply 5):
Would a flight from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador work better?

Its 500 miles from GOH to YFB and easily covered by a Dash 8. Connections are available in Iqaluit south on First Air and Canadian North………there’s also strong Aboriginal ties across the north.

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador stretches a long ways north to south but for example from GOH to YQX (Gander) it’s nearly 1100 miles. (Gander is actually further south than London UK)


User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1875 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
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Very exciting news indeed! That would make for a very interesting TATL crossing via GOH and RKV  

Martijn



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