Estonia’s national airline Nordica will be increasing its reach on the Dutch market with the opening of a new route between the university city of Groningen and the popular French summer resort of Nice. Flights will start on 16 June and operate once a week. Nordica will be flying to the summer destination until 6 October. Nice will be the fourth destination the airline serves from Groningen starting from summer 2018.
Sven Kukemelk, the Director of Business Development with Nordica, says that constructive cooperation with the Dutch city has been ongoing for two years: the airline has provided an important link to the rest of the world for the 200,000 residents of the university city since the start of 2016, flying from Groningen to the biggest hub in Scandinavia, the Danish capital Copenhagen, on a daily basis. “Our decision to launch a new commercial route between Groningen and Nice was based on the knowledge we’ve gained of the Dutch market over the last couple of years and our clear vision of growing our business where it’s both profitable and sustainable,” Kukemelk explained. “The more we’re capable of exporting our services, the stronger and better we’ll become on our domestic market.”
Starting from the summer season in 2018 Nordica will be serving four destinations from Groningen: Copenhagen, Brussels, Munich and Nice. But none to its home country?