Air Greenland to order Airbus A330-800neo

Computer rendering of the Air Greenland Airbus A330-800neo. Photo: © Airbus

Air Greenland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of one A330-800neo.

This new aircraft is going to replace the airline’s sole 21 years old Airbus A330-200 which is currently being used on a four-weekly flight to Copenhagen and occasionally to the Canary Islands or Charter destinations. No delivery timeline or cabin configuration has been specified yet by either Airbus or Air Greenland.

Air Greenland currently operates this one A330-200, seven De Havilland Dash 8-200 and several Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky helicopters on a vast domestic network throughout Greenland as well as to Iceland and Denmark. It is only the third customer for the Airbus A330-800neo after Kuwait Airways, which has ordered eight of the type, and Uganda Airlines, which signed for two. Hawaiian Airlines canceled an order for six aircraft in favor of the Boeing 787-9 back in 2018, leaving the aircraft type with a total of only eleven orders and commitments.

Read more: The Airbus A330-800neo flew for the first time in November 2018.