Air Greenland Reviews
Michael once said “When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back” and “Once something is a passion, the motivation is there” Let us see how these thoughts were applied to the flag carrier of Greenland: Air Greenland
Origins and Ownership
Air Greenland was founded on the 7th of November 1960 as Grønlandsfly A/S by Scandinavian Airlines and a Danish mining company based in Greenland; Kryolitselskabet Øresund. The first flights are using helicopters, but after an accident in 1961 they resorted to just water planes and DHC-6 Twin Otters. Unfortunately the plan wasn’t successful that in 1962 a water plane crashed too. That made them decide to start operating Douglas-DC4s in 1965. The rebranding happened in late 2000s from Grønlandsfly to Air Greenland and adopting a new logo as well.
The national airline of Greenland main base is at Kangerlussuaq Airport with 8 aircrafts (excluding subsidiaries) serving 32 destinations internationally with SAS Group as their parent company and Air Greenland’s current CEO, Michael Højgaard, who was the former CEO of Lindpro Inc., a Danish electrical contractor business and had been Vice President Sales & Marketing of Air Greenland since 2005.
Economy, Business and Settlement Flights
Economy Class passengers are served with complimentary snacks and drinks. Inflight meals are also available depending on the customer’s route. Weekly the inflight magazine, “Suluk”, is published for customer to grasp the latest news and trending. Business Class passengers are transatlantic flights to Norsaq in Airbus A330-200. This cabin class offers inflight meals and keep customers entertained with their personal video screen or a seatback audio video system. Amenity kits, blankets and newspapers are also offered to passengers in this class.
Settlement Flights are flights operated by helicopters to most settlements in Greenland. This kind of air service is not shown on the timetable but can be pre-booked.
Official Website and Mobile Site
I personally love the layout of Air Greenland’s page for the flashing images as background matches the overall view of the site. The maroon and white vibrant colors are not harmful to the eyes due to its readable font size. The features of the website allows customers to search and book flights and manage booked flights. An option to check-in online is promptly shown on the top center of the page right below the access to their social media accounts.
The mobile site is pretty much similar to the PC version wherein travelers can check-in, check flight status, cargo information and have the option to contact their customer service or send email.
Judging with the Air Greenland reviews I read, the airline is one of the air service that gives you a touch of their national culture. Reviewers are pleased with the crew’s hospitality and alertness. The food wasn’t as good as the other airlines as one reviewer said but he did enjoy the his meal on board.
Another reviewer flew with Air Greenland with his wife from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and noted that the food was sumptuous and seats were fine but can’t be lowered down. He was surprised that Air Greenland has no AVOD system but was pleased with the pre selected movies available. Through that he gave the airline a 9 out of 10 according to AirlineRatings.com
- Website URL: www.airgreenland.com
- Contact number: +299 34 34 34
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Fax Number: +299 362 72 88
- Head Office Address: Nuuk Airport, PO Box 1012, DK-3900 Nuuk, 3900 Greenland
In a Nutshell
After scanning variety of Air Greenland reviews, the airline’s teamwork obviously made their own mark in the aviation history. The ups and downs they’ve been through didn’t hinder them to cease operating or stop thinking of new innovative ideas to proceed on air services. This attitude of Air Greenland is one of the main reasons why their loyal customers recommend them.
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