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Greenland is an island which is an internally self-governing part of Denmark, situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Greenland lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle and is separated from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the west, primarily by Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Denmark Strait. The largest island in the world, Greenland has a maximum extent, from its northernmost point on Cape Morris Jesup to Cape Farewell in the extreme south, of about 2655 km (about 1650 mi). The maximum distance from east to west is about 1290 km (about 800 mi). The entire coast, which is deeply indented with fjords, is roughly estimated at 5800 km (3600 mi). The total area of Greenland is approximately 2,175,600 sq km (approximately 840,004 sq mi), of which some 1,834,000 sq km (about 708,110 sq mi) is ice cap. The capital and largest city is Nuuk.

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = OY (Denmark)

22Aug2017

GLACE - Greenlandair Charter (1988* - 2004). No further info at present [added]

22Aug2017

Suluit Air operated from 2000* - 2012. No further info at present [added]

22Aug2017

Nuna Air operated from 2000* - 2012. No further info at present [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Alpha last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Alpha >>Air Greenland
Comments : Godthaab, Nuuk based carrier that was mostly helicopter services [Air Greenland was founded by SAS and the mining company Kryolitelskabet as Greenlandair on 07Nov1960. It rebranded itself, anglicising its name to Air Greenland and adopting a new logo and livery on 18Apr20022. The first takeover of another airline took place on 28Jul2006: Air Greenland acquired the Danish carrier Air Alpha's Greenland subsidiary (Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic passenger and cargo airline operating out of Nuuk)]

Air Greenland (Greenlandair) last update: 2017 x2

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : GL : GRL
Genealogy : Grønlandsfly (Greenlandair) >Air Greenland
Comments : Air Greenland was founded by SAS and the mining company Kryolitelskabet as GREENLANDAIR on 07Nov1960. It rebranded itself, anglicising its name to Air Greenland and adopting a new logo and livery on 18Apr20022. The first takeover of another airline took place on 28Jul2006: Air Greenland acquired the Danish carrier Air Alpha's Greenland subsidiary (Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic passenger and cargo airline operating out of Nuuk)

Aluu Airlines last update: 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aluu Airlines are still hoping to start operations

GLACE - Greenlandair Charter added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Greenlandair (Grønlandsfly) last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Grønlandsfly (Greenlandair) >Air Greenland
Comments : [Air Greenland was founded by SAS and the mining company Kryolitelskabet as GREENLANDAIR on 07Nov1960. It rebranded itself, anglicising its name to Air Greenland and adopting a new logo and livery on 18Apr20022. The first takeover of another airline took place on 28Jul2006: Air Greenland acquired the Danish carrier Air Alpha's Greenland subsidiary (Scheduled, charter, international, regional, domestic passenger and cargo airline operating out of Nuuk)]

Greenlandair Charter  

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Nuna Air added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Suluit Air added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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