Greenland’s Aluu Airlines postpones June launch date

Greenland’s Aluu Airlines postpones June launch date

Aluu Airlines, a new Greenlandic carrier, has confirmed that it will not be launching on 1 June as initially scheduled and has not given a new date for its start date.

The airline explained that it was taking longer than anticipated to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Danish Civil Aviation Administration so plans to launch by the middle of the summer had had to be postponed indefinitely.

The carrier is planning to offer flights between Kangerlussuaq and Conpenhagen Kastrup in an aircraft that has yet to be announced, while an ATR will be used to provide connecting flights to Ilulissat and the Greenland capital Nuuk.

Aluu is among two airlines planning to break the monopoly currently held by Air Greenland on the country’s passenger market, with Greenland Express (Aalborg) the other start-up set to launch in the not too distant future.

Although the latter did launch briefly last summer, operations were far from smooth and business was brought to an end shortly after. The carrier is now set to resume flights later in the year.