Arctic Games success rebrands Greenland

Hosting the games allows Greenland to get a new image
The Arctic Winter Games, which drew to a close in Greenland recently, revealed “a degree of inner strength and an ability to mobilise that has never been seen before here,” a Danish journalist writes in the Arctic Times.
More than 2,000 athletes, their coaches, guests, referees and spectators from nine Arctic regions were in the Greenlandic capital for six days, adding 10% to the city’s population. That’s about the same number per capita as are expected in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Logistically, the events were a far bigger task than the country has ever undertaken. For example, in one single day, Air Greenland’s small fleet flew 1,100 participants between the airport at Kangerlussuaq and Nuuk.
Participants were served three meals a day (and liked them) and, in general, sleeping and showering facilities, transport, signage, first-aid, internet access, cultural events and, of course, the sports themselves took place as planned. Much of this success, which has given Greenland a new image, was the result of public and private sectors working smoothly.
The Arctic Times


Check Also

wow air, Russia, refuse, overflight, allow, asia, icelandair, Iceland, deny, charge

Russia denies attempt to block Iceland flights

The Russian Ministry of Transport has denied reports it tried to block use of Russian airspace for flights to Asia.

SAS, coffin, casket Gdansk, Poland, Kristiansand, Tromso, flight, wrong, cargo

Wrong coffin sent to Gdansk: SAS investigates

The casket containing the body of a Norwegian man was flown to Poland by mistake – and buried.

BRA, sundsvall, Gothenburg, goteborg, Brmma, Stockholm, Sweden, flights, routes, airline, NextJet, bankrupt, take over

BRA eyes more NextJet routes

Braathens Regional Airlines says it is in “intensive planning” to start two more routes in Sweden.

SAS, LOT, Heathrow, London, noise, aircraft, descent, MAX, Boeing, Continuous Descent Approaches, list, greenest, quietest

SAS is “quietest and greenest” at Heathrow

The airlines SAS and LOT have been singled out for praise by one of the busiest airports in the world.

Primera Air, delay, postpone, flights, cancel, delivery, Airbus, A321, charter, transatlantic, Birmingham, New York, London, Stansted, Boston, Toronto

Late Airbus delivery forces Primera to axe flights

The low-cost carrier is forced to postpone new transatlantic routes being launched from the UK.

SilkAir, SIA, low-cost, Asia, flights, airlines, routes, singapore airlines, merge, cabin, upgrade, lie-flat, business class, results, profit

SIA to upgrade – then merge with – SilkAir

The revelation comes a day after strong full-year results exposed SilkAir as a weak spot.