Great Dane Airlines, a new Danish airline, plans to makes it debut this summer. But will the airline be dogged by intense competition and banished to the doghouse?
The carrier will be based out of Aalborg, Denmark’s fourth-largest city and located about 250 miles northwest of Copenhagen. Its airport (AAL) hosts limited scheduled service including:
- KLM – Amsterdam
- Norwegian – Copenhagen, Malaga
- Ryanair – London
- SAS – Copenhagen, Oslo
- Vueling – Barcelona
Several charter flights also serve AAL.
Great Dane Airlines intends to fill some of that void with scheduled Embraer E195 service to:
If those routes do well, the airline will expand to more destinations within Europe. The carrier hopes to eventually serve Billund and Copenhagen as well and offer charter and scheduled services to destinations like:
There’s not much to the website now, which is only available in Danish and states:
Tilmeld dig vores nyhedsbrev, og få besked når vi går i luften.
That translates into:
Sign up for our newsletter and get notified when we get in the air.
Tickets sales are set to begin on March 01, 2019.
If you’re up for it, there is an interesting article (in Danish) on the airline’s eccentric founder, a pilot and father of six, here. That’s a separate story, though.
I’m taking a “I have to see it to believe it” approach for Great Dane Airlines. But it does sound like the airline can fill a unique niche.