Fledgling carrier Great Dane Airlines has this week gone bankrupt and ceased all flights.
A one-line note on the airline’s website said simply: “Great Dane Airlines has today 11/10/21 been declared bankrupt”, while its Facebook page carried the following message:
“Great Dane Airlines has gone bankrupt today.
“We have struggled through time with Corona, but unfortunately we can’t fly anymore.
“Thank you to the many guests who have flown with us. Thanks to our partners.”
The Danish start-up carrier launched in 2019, just months before the onset of Covid-19.
It operated Embraer E195 aircraft from its base at Aalborg airport in the north of the country, with routes including Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Naples and Palma de Mallorca.
Great Dane Airlines is one of the lower profile Scandinavian carriers to have struggled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A slimmed down Norwegian has been forced to abandon its long-haul network and focus on core Nordic markets, while last summer SAS said it would require £1.1 billion in recapitalisation funding in order for it “to continue its operations and sustainability agenda”.