Nordica airlines cancelled four flights between Groningen Airport Eelde and Munich and Copenhagen this weekend due to various issues.
According to Dagblad van het Noorden, it was not possible for passengers to fly from Munich to Eelde over the weekend, and stranded passengers in Munich had to fly to Schiphol instead.
Nordica’s director Sven Kukemelk does not mince words: “It was a worthless weekend”, he says. “I understand that passengers are angry and we offer out sincerest apologies.” Kukemelk would not comment on how many passengers were impacted by the cancellations, but said that the flights were not cancelled due to a lack of bookings.
So why were the flights cancelled? “Three members of our flight, including two pilots, fell ill, and it was difficult to find people to replace them.” Making matters worse, a Nordica aircraft that had returned to Eelde from Ibiza was damaged to such a degree that it could no longer fly until being repaired.
Kukemelk says that the company is doing everything they can to make sure that another aircraft will be able to fly to Munich on Monday.