Start-Ups Great Dane Airlines receives first Embraer E195

Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has delivered the first aircraft to Great Dane Airlines, a new Start-Up airline from Denmark.

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An Embraer E195 regional jet has been delivered to the carrier, which is going to be based in the Danish town Aalborg.  During the annual European Airlines Business Seminar from Embraer at Amsterdam, the aircraft was officially handed over.

Great Dane will initially serve leisure routes to Mallorca, Varna, Rhodes and Chania. After successful start of operations, the carrier will then add other destinations like Edinburgh, Dublin and Nice. In total, two E195 aircraft were acquired from Stobart Air.

Thomas Møller, Founder and CEO of Great Dane Airlines said, “Our mission is to provide the much-needed connectivity so far denied to Northern Jutland as these popular routes are too thin to support large narrow body operations profitably. Embraer’s expertise in regional operations and our common focus on ‘right-sizing’ makes their E-Jets the perfect solution to developing these routes.”

“Embraer’s range of commercial aircraft is specifically designed to offer the right-sized aircraft to develop new routes and markets, boosting connectivity; goals we share with Great Dane”, said Martyn Holmes, Vice President, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Embraer is proud to welcome Great Dane Airlines to the ever expanding base of E-Jets operators in Europe.”

Great Dane Airlines was founded in 2019 by Thomas Hugo Møller. The initial fleet consists of two 118-seat Embraer E195 regional aircraft. With the aircraft, Great Dane is going to fly charter flights for Bravo Tours, as well as scheduled passenger flights. The inaugural flight has been set to June 21, 2019.

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