Oh yeah, Maersk Air is hard to avoid here on its homeground, Denmark.
They have a pretty large fleet of 737NG which they use for scheduled and charter flight in Europe. In addition they have a few CRJs and F50s. Their web site tells that today they have "over 40 planes" and the avarage age of the fleet is less than two years.
They are a major player in domestic traffic in Denmark.
Billund Airport in central Jutland is sort of Maersk hub from where they have scheduled routes to for instance Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Lisbon, Venice, Athens, Bussels, Istanbul, Stockholm and a few minor routes. In addition they have flown the Copenhagen - Faeroy Islands route for several decades.
Amo757, you are British. It may indicate that you are more interested in the British subsidiary Maersk Air Ltd, which is operating some feeder routes in Britain on a francisse agreement with BA. I have never flown on them. They operate a few 737s and CRJs. If I remember well they use Birmingham as sort of hub.
Estonian Air is another Maersk Air subsidiary. They operate two 737s and a few F50s from Tallinn, capital city of Estonia.
Service etc. is the same as the major carriers like BA or SAS.
Maersk Air has for several decades had a strange and unusual fleet management procedure. They get a constant flow of new planes from the factories, mainly Boeing, and when the planes are 5-6 years old, then they sell them again.
Maersk Air is a sister company to Maersk Line which is one of the largest shipping companies in the world, mainly specilizing on container traffic on all oceans. They are all members of the A.P. Moller group named after the founder shipowner Mr. A.P. Moller. On the stock market they are known as "Steamship Company of 1912".
Other major units in the A.P. Moller group are:
Maersk Drilling which produces 130% of the Danish oil consumption in the North Sea. Plus minor oil exploration and production elsewhere in the world.
Dansk Supermarked, which is a warehouse chain operating with the brands Foetex, Bilka, Netto, Salling and A-Z as a major player in Denmark, and to a minor extent in neighbour countries.
Maersk has its own shipyard.
The A.P. Moller group is by far the largest business group in Denmark, and the son the the founder Mr. Maersk McKiney Moller is considered by far the wealthiest man in the country. He stepped back as CEO last year at the age of around 80.
The A.P. Moller group has always been a very profitable business. But exactly what divisions make profit is kept rather much as a secret. It has been rumoured that Maersk Air has been a rather expensive way to show the flag (or rather the star). But in any way, even if Maersk Air operates a few dozen airliners, then they are so small compared to the rest of the group that they can hardly be noticed on the bottom line.
You don't need to worry about anything going by Maersk Air. And certainly not that they should go broke as seems to be so common for other airlines these days. Even if they gave all tickets away for free during the next ten years it wouldn't change much on their bottom line.
Regards, Preben Norholm
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