By Toomas Uibo on 2023-01-19
Danish skies open up: Xfly free to operate jets in Denmark!
The Nordic Aviation Group announces that as a result of negotiations with FPU (Flight Personnel Union) of Denmark by Xfly management and its employment partner PAS Aviation, the long-awaited new collective agreement has been signed. The agreement covers jet engine aircraft operations from Denmark and is a good addition to ATR agreement dating back to a period of 5 years ago. The aim of the company is to base one of its CRJs in Denmark from March and to additionally employ up to 10 pilots in the country. This new agreement also opens up possible Airbus production in the future by the Estonian airline.
The Deputy Chairman of FPU Anders Mark Jensen expressed his satisfaction with the agreement and stated that collaboration with Xfly has always been extremely constructive. After the signing of the contract the DC invites Xfly to build even stronger bonds with Denmark in the future.
The CEO of Nordic Aviation Group, Xfly and Nordica, Jan Palmer says the company is envisioned with a goal of operating even aircraft in Denmark in the future, and therefore it is very important that the relevant agreements with local trade unions are correctly signed starting operations.
The fleet of the Nordic Aviation Group is growing: it will see three new Airbus A320neo aircraft adhere to its fleet, known as state-of-the-art environmentally sound and travel-friendly choice in aviation. The aircraft with a total of 180 fleet will be operating for Germany’s new MARABU airline from Munich and Hamburg. According to the CEO, the company flies Tallinn-Stockholm under the brand of SAS and serves charters to Egypt and the Canaries, and due to expansion in other markets, he remarks “Xfly and Nordica are currently recruiting a considerable number of new aviation specialists.” Jan Palmer would like to see the company have the opportunity to operate Airbus in Denmark in the future. He explains it was crucial for an expanding business to have relevant agreements in place. He says pilots currently flying ATR in Denmark will get an opportunity to apply for jet rating while young pilots will get a chance to start their career flying ATR. “In this way, we are building an interesting internal career stairway for our flight crews,” the CEO envisions career opportunities for his people in an organization setting a continuous growth trend.
The Nordic Aviation Group comprises of Xfly and Nordica airlines operating for bigger European airlines and charter companies on their requested routes, and do not sell tickets on their own. The Group is currently a caring employer to over 650 aviation specialists where other 250 new colleagues are being recruited in North-Europe, Germany, Portugal and the headquarter. The group currently operates a fleet of 20 aircraft the number of which is predicted to grow by the end of the year. The company also stands for disseminating Nordic values in work culture and is committed to meet modern quality requirements set for airlines in Europe. Both Xfly and Nordica are oriented to long-term strategic cooperation with major airlines of Europe and beyond.