The Baltimore route is to close12/06/2008
Air Greenland’s board decided to close the airline’s route between Kangerlussuaq and Baltimore/Washington. This means that all ten flights planned for the coming summer season will be cancelled. Affected passengers will be contacted as soon as possible by their travel agents or ticket offices.
The reason for the decision is that the route made a loss in its first season of DKK 15.1 million and preliminary figures for 2008 predicted expected losses in the two-digit millions. This is partly due to increased costs for fuel and aircraft rental, but also due to the low dollar rate which has reduced American demand for travel abroad.
At the same time, Air Greenland now has to compete against SAS and Air Iceland, and the company can therefore not accept another year with losses of the same dimensions on a single route.