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Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:35 am

I just browsing flight schedules. I see CPH-UAK Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq Air Greenland Flight 785. Who is airline using 737? Air Greenland does not have fleet 737 they have 2 fleet single Airbus 330 and some Dash 8. I have no idea who operate airline for Air Greenland is. Does anybody know about this flight?

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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:57 am

Usually JetTime. Air Greenland BTW only has 1 A330, not 2.
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:49 am

VSMUT wrote:
Usually JetTime. Air Greenland BTW only has 1 A330, not 2.


Correct - and I find it a bit " strange" since the owners of Air Greenland are SAS ( Scandinavian Airlines )with a 37,5% ownership , the " Greenland autonomy " 37,5% and the Danish State some 25% of the shares. But sometimes logic is not everything
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:25 am

Northpole wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Usually JetTime. Air Greenland BTW only has 1 A330, not 2.


Correct - and I find it a bit " strange" since the owners of Air Greenland are SAS ( Scandinavian Airlines )with a 37,5% ownership , the " Greenland autonomy " 37,5% and the Danish State some 25% of the shares. But sometimes logic is not everything


Whats so strange about it? SAS also uses JetTime from time to time.

BTW, SAS has stated that they want out of Air Greenland.

Edit: Air Greenland also uses a Danish Air Transport ATR 42.
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:39 am

VSMUT wrote:
Air Greenland also uses a Danish Air Transport ATR 42.


...and occasionally HiFly (when the 330 is in maintenance).
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:10 am

I'm still wondering to why they operate A330. Knowing that A321 or B737-800 could do the job just fine. It's not like they have lots of traffic that require that many capacity.
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:13 am

ewt340 wrote:
I'm still wondering to why they operate A330. Knowing that A321 or B737-800 could do the job just fine. It's not like they have lots of traffic that require that many capacity.


Cargo, lots and lots of it. They dont grow any fresh fruit or vegetables on Greenland, it almost all comes on the A330. Dairy products. Mail. Packages. Spare parts for machinery and so on.

Edit:
This article provides some insight, if you run it through Google translate.
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/valgi ... hvorfor-er
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:35 am

SAS and the Danish government sold their shares of Air Greenland to the Government of Greenland in late 2018.

Rumor also has it that the A330 soon will need replacement - I'd be keen to see what type they'll go for, considering capital constraints and the cargo requirements. Perhaps another used A330?
 
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Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:25 am

CimberEKSB wrote:
SAS and the Danish government sold their shares of Air Greenland to the Government of Greenland in late 2018.

Rumor also has it that the A330 soon will need replacement - I'd be keen to see what type they'll go for, considering capital constraints and the cargo requirements. Perhaps another used A330?


Keen to know: Hours /Cycles ? Acquired from Sabena in 2002 this bird is now 20-21 years old - OK - but has mostly been operating a roundtrip to CPH 5-6days/week. Other 330-operators use their birds much more intensive.
 
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Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:26 am

CimberEKSB wrote:
SAS and the Danish government sold their shares of Air Greenland to the Government of Greenland in late 2018.

Rumor also has it that the A330 soon will need replacement - I'd be keen to see what type they'll go for, considering capital constraints and the cargo requirements. Perhaps another used A330?
 
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 am

ewt340 wrote:
I'm still wondering to why they operate A330. Knowing that A321 or B737-800 could do the job just fine. It's not like they have lots of traffic that require that many capacity.

As mentioned by VSMUT, a LOT of cargo. The items they can produce themselves in Greenland are severely limited. It's mostly just seafood and whale/seal/reindeer meat and skin for clothing etc. That's about it. Anything else they need to get from other countries, mainly Denmark and Iceland but also the US and Canada in a smaller scale. When the aircraft returns to Denmark, it's full of seafood.
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Re: Who operator airline 737 for Air Greenland?

Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 pm

Northpole wrote:
CimberEKSB wrote:
SAS and the Danish government sold their shares of Air Greenland to the Government of Greenland in late 2018.

Rumor also has it that the A330 soon will need replacement - I'd be keen to see what type they'll go for, considering capital constraints and the cargo requirements. Perhaps another used A330?


Keen to know: Hours /Cycles ? Acquired from Sabena in 2002 this bird is now 20-21 years old - OK - but has mostly been operating a roundtrip to CPH 5-6days/week. Other 330-operators use their birds much more intensive.


That be interesting information to get - apparently the aircraft is due for a bigger inspection. Air Greenlands CEO just stated that the aircraft should be replaced within the next 4 years and that they will start looking for a replacement once the building plans for the new airports in Nuuk and Ilulissat have been finalised.
Additionally, the airline plans to renew some of its ageing helicopter fleet including Sikorsky S-61 and Bell 212 helicopters.

Articles in Danish only:
https://www.check-in.dk/air-greenland-s ... lyflaaden/

https://sermitsiaq.ag/air-greenland-sta ... esteringer

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