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Recorded at CAPA Live July

Airline CEO Interview: Air Greenland

Air Greenland is the national carrier of Greenland. Air Greenland operates a network of services to domestic destinations throughout Greenland in addition to providing international services to Denmark and Iceland.

Air Greenland reported a profit of EUR4.1million for 2020 - a 65.5% loss on the previous year. We ask CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen how he plans to pull the airline through 2021 and beyond. 


  • ASM Global Route Development, SVP Aviation Strategy, Lee Lipton 
  • Air Greenland, CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen 

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Turin Caselle Airport installed (29-Jul-2021) four 'Pila Bike' electronic device charging stations in the boarding area. The eco bikes allow passengers to recharge their devices by pedalling the bikes. The initiative is part of the airport's 'Torino Green Airport' sustainability project. [more - original PR - Italian]

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury announced (29-Jul-2021) the company's board has approved development of an A350 freighter derivative, "responding to customer feedback for increased competition and efficiency in this market segment". [more - original PR]

Etihad Airways, via its official website, announced (29-Jul-2021) the suspension of passenger flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia in line with Saudi government directives. The suspension is effective until 10-Aug-2021 with the possibility of further extension. 

Airports of Thailand reported (29-Jul-2021) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2021:

  • Passengers: 688,211, -93.5% compared to Jun-2019;
    • Domestic: 607,844, -85.9%;
    • International: 80,367, -98.7%;
  • Cargo: 93,550 tonnes, -21.0%;
    • Domestic: 1380 tonnes, -77.7%;
    • International: 92,170 tonnes, -17.9%;
  • Aircraft movements: 11,593, -83.5%;

American Airlines (AA) and JetSMART signed (29-Jul-2021) a letter of intent to form a codeshare agreement, including the following proposals:

JetSMART CEO Estuardo Ortiz described the value proposition as "compelling". All intended investments and agreements are subject to definitive documentation and governmental regulatory approvals. [more - original PR]

Statistics Finland reported (29-Jul-2021) visitor arrivals to Finland for Jun-2021. Details include:

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  • There has been much talk about the post-COVID-19 industry reverting to the profile of the 1970s, but in two very important ways the real timeframe to compare is the 1930s.
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