Nordica to launch routes from Groningen to Brussels and Munich


Estonian airline Nordica will expand its activities at Groningen Airport Eelde in 2018 with two new routes to respectively Munich and Brussels. That was announced on Tuesday afternoon at Groningen airport, according to Dutch website Luchtvaartnieuws.

The flights, operated by a Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, will start on 26 March 2018. Nordica has been flying twice a day from Eelde to Copenhagen since last year. To make the extra flights possible, the company will base one CRJ700 aircraft at Eelde. Munich will be connected daily and Brussels six times a week.

Next summer season, two daily flights are planned to Copenhagen from Monday to Friday, while on Saturday and Sunday one return trip will be flown. A total of 25 Nordica flights will depart from Eelde every week.

Groningen Airport Eelde is happy with the new connections to both Brussels and Munich airports, both of which are hubs of the Star Alliance. An airport spokesperson stated: “From these airports, you can easily transfer to, for example, Barcelona, Rome or Prague. Or to intercontinental destinations such as Miami, Beijing or Doha.”

Munich is a very important hub in the Lufthansa route network, whereas Brussels is home to Brussels Airlines, with an extensive route network within Europe and to Africa. Interconnections with various other large international airlines are also possible. Thanks to the new connections, the entire world can be reached from Groningen Airport Eelde“, the airport reports.

With the expansion, a significant step forward is being made to complete future ambitions of Groningen Airport. The new routes are also good news after low-cost airline Wizz Air announced last week that it would stop the scheduled service to Gdansk after the winter.

It is striking that Groningen Airport Eelde is the only Dutch airport with hub connections besides Amsterdam Schiphol. Rotterdam The Hague Airport lost scheduled service to Munich earlier this year, while Eindhoven Airport is still looking to add a connection to a hub to its offer.


  1. Nordica will expand its operations at Groningen Airport in spring 2018 with two new routes. In addition to the existing Copenhagen route, Estonian airline will start to fly also between Munich and Brussels.
    Estonian airline Nordica will add two new routes from Groningen Airport in next spring. As per March 26, 2018 it is possible to fly also Brussels and Munich. Both airports are so called hub-airports allowing good connectivity from Groningen via hubs to all over the world.

    With this strong expansion the airport makes a big step towards the realization of their future ambitions. The whole world is within reach with these new destinations from Groningen Airport Eelde. The airport will be the starting point for travelers from the Northern part of The Netherlands for a holiday, a city-break or a business trip. Munich will be connected daily and Brussels six times a week.
    Nordica bases a CRJ700 at Groningen Airport Eelde from 25th of March and will be looking at recruiting local cabin crew and pilots. Estonian airline is in a strong expansion phase and expects to show positive financial result in 2017.

    As per today tickets to Copenhagen, Munich and Brussels are available, from € 99,- for a return ticket, via or at a (business) travel agency.

    Cooperation with Star Alliance Partners

    The connections to Copenhagen, Munich and Brussels are operated by Nordica, in cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines. Through connections from these hub-airports are offered by SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and other Star Alliance partners.


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