Air Greenland Discontinuing A Service

U.S. travelers can visit the world’s largest island with convenient connections from New York area airports through Iceland or Denmark

– Air Greenland discontinued its non-stop service between Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ) which was scheduled to begin this year on June 26 and continue through August 28.

Air Greenland’s passengers who booked travel from BWI to Greenland during the 2008 season will be offered a full refund or the option of being rerouted via Iceland.

Travelers who are eager to visit Greenland have a host of options, most notably from JFK through Reykjavik (KEF – Keflavik International), Iceland or from Newark, NJ (EWR) and JFK through Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH):

  • Icelandair and Air Iceland offer service to Greenland through Keflavik, Iceland (KEF). Flights are available to Nuuk from Keflavik to Greenland on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from May 29th to September 5th 2008.

  • Several airlines, including Continental, Icelandair and SAS offer flights to Copenhagen from many destinations in the United States, including JFK and Newark. During high season, passengers can get on one of Air Greenland’s 14 weekly flights from Copenhagen to Greenland.

Air Greenland offers connections between major towns in Greenland including Ilulissat, home to the world’s most breathtaking glacier views. For more information about travel within Greenland or to book a flight, please visit

There are also week-long guided tours of Greenland departing from Reykjavik and Copenhagen. For more information, please visit

Greenland, the largest island in the world, is situated in the Arctic Circle off the northeastern coast of Canada between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The destination is culturally Inuit with warm Greenlandic traditions and heavy influences of Scandinavian customs. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland is one of the most preserved destinations in the world with unspoiled landscape, which can be seen for 24 hours during the summer months under the Arctic sun. Easily accessible through Iceland or Denmark, this pristine destination is ideal for the intrepid, adventurous traveler. For more information about Greenland, visit or