Greenland Express has now set the date of June 17 as its launch date, delayed from June 2. Denim Air will wet lease and operate its Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) PH-MJP (msn 11505) for the new airline in its colors. The company issued this statement:
Due to events beyond our control, Greenland Express Air is forced to postpone the start up of our new routes between Greenland, Denmark and Iceland for 15 days. Thus, the initial flight is now moved from June 2, 2014 to June 17, 2014.
Greenland Express Air uses the Dutch aircraft supplier Denim Air ACMI as operator of the Fokker 100 aircraft which is being used for the routes, and Denim Air ACMI is still awaiting the Dutch aviation authorities’ approval of the aircraft register on the company’s AOC (Airline Operators Certificate). Denim Air ACMI has informed Greenland Express Air that this approval is expected within the next few days. Hereafter, registering of the aircraft on the AOC is subject to approval from the Danish aviation authorities.
The Fokker 100 aircraft arrived as scheduled to its new base in Aalborg Airport on June 2, in Greenland Express Air livery. The aircraft has been declared ready for operations.
Greenland Express Air also has a spare aircraft available under our agreement with Denim Air ACMI. The spare aircraft is being painted into its new livery during this week. The spare aircraft is already registered on Denim Air ACMI’s AOC, and it is expected ready for flight operations no later than the new date for initial flight operations. The spare aircraft will be based in Holland and can enter into service with a few hours’ notice, should it become necessary.
Passengers who are already booked on Greenland Express Air flights affected by the above stated cancellations have been contacted directly and have been either re-booked with other carriers, re-booked at later departure dates or have received a refund of their ticket, depending on the wishes of each passenger.
Greenland Express plans to operate on the following routes:
Aalborg – Kangerlussuaq
Aalborg – Keflavik
Aalborg – Narsarsuaq
Aalborg – Copenhagen
Keflavik – Narsarsuaq
Keflavik – Aalborg
Keflavik – Kangerlussuaq
Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq
Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
Copenhagen – Aalborg
Keflavik – Copenhagen
Copenhagen – Keflavik
Narsarssuaq – Aalborg*
Narsarssuaq – Keflavik*
Narsarssuaq – Copenhagen*
*Routing from fra Narsarssuaq is via Kangerlussuaq.
Copyright Photo: Greenland Express. The tail of Denim Air’s PH-MJP.