Estonian airline Nordica has confirmed that it will cease offering flights from Groningen Airport Eelde to Copenhagen and Munich later this month.
Translation by Traci White
In November, Nordica announced that they were ending their current contract with the airport in order to renegotiate a better deal since ticket sales for the flights remained low. The Groninger Internet Courant reports that Groningen Airport Eelde and Nordica had two weeks to come up with a new deal, but the two parties were unable to come up with a suitable solution.
Nordica will cease operating the flights between Groningen and Copenhagen and Munich after the 29thof December, and the airline will be contacting travelers who had booked flights past those dates. Passengers can directly contact the companies through whom they booked their tickets.
In talks with other airlines
Groningen Airport Eelde has made known that they are in talks with other airlines to see if they could provide flights to Copenhagen and Munich in 2019. Marco van de Kreeke, the director of the airport, says, “Stopping these routes is a setback for the north, and we hope that we can find a new partner soon. We’re optimistic that another airline will be able to continue serving these destinations.”
RTV Noord reports that Nordica was incurring losses on both of the line services: Nordica began the Groningen-Copenhagen flights in September 2016, and the Munich flights began in March of this year. In November, CDA alderperson Patrick Brouns suggested that if GAE no longer provided the flights to the two European hubs, broader funding for the airport from local governments could be in jeopardy.
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