Estonian national airline Nordica is considering developing Groningen Airport Eelde into a hub for flights to larger airports in Europe.
Nordica already offers flights from Groningen to Copenhagen, Munich, Ibiza and Nice, but in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Nordica’s outgoing CEO Jaan Tamm said that he thinks the Northern Netherlands could do with more connections.
“Waiting for Lelystad to open will take too long and Schiphol has no space left for new flights”, Tamm says. He also stated that the airline is very satisfied with its collaboration with Eelde thus far: “It is a very efficient airport: 93 percent of our flights can leave on time. We now have an occupancy rate of 50 percent on our flights from Eelde and we would like to grow.”
Nordica, which was founded in 2015, is an up-and-coming airline within Europe. The number of passenger flying with the Estonian company grew by 36 percent in 2017.