Helicopters are truly a lifeline in Greenland. Of up to 70 inhabited towns and settlements only 13 have airplane runways, leaving transportation to the vast majority of the country up to the fleet of helicopters that create a highway in the sky. Out in the settlements, the helistop is simply a flat area in the terrain, and luggage arrives by ATV or snowmobile. Adaptations like this are key to keeping Greenland connected.
In addition to commercial routes, Air Greenland also provides helicopter charter services in connection with mining exploration, documentary and movie filming, special interest photography, as well as for Search and Rescue missions, when needed.
With so much responsibility in Greenland, one can easily see why we proudly consider our helicopter pilots among the most amazing in the world.