Greenland’s leading airline has increased flights between the Greenlandic capital and Iqaluit in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
Officials for Air Greenland said that the move comes in response to unexpected demand after the launch of the route last year, which marked the first time a scheduled commercial service between Nuuk and Iqaluit had been available in more than a decade.
Air Greenland’s head of sales Christian Berg told Canada’s CBC news agency, “We saw that there was actually more volume in the segment we call friends and relatives than we expected to see. We saw this primarily as a service for business travel between the two regions.”
This year will see a total of 33 departures, up from the 24 in 2012, airline officials said. Flights will take place on Mondays and Fridays each week beginning on 10 June. The carrier will utilise one of its Dash-8 turboprop planes on the route.