Air Greenland is rumored to be considering a purchase of one Airbus A330-800NEO to replace their aging A330-200 after an internal review barley knocked out the possibility of the Boeing 787-8. Part of the choice has reportedly come down to the takeoff distance of both aircraft, with the NEO’s 2200 meter beating out the 787-8’s 2600 meter distance. A cloud of doubt still hangs around the order, as it is unknown if Airbus plans to go ahead with the plan of producing this aircraft, with the 800NEO only having 14 orders to this day.
Personally, I never saw the A330 as a good fit for Air Greenland, with the 4 hour 21 minute flight time from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq I feel that the purchase of 1 or 2 A321XLRs would be a better fit for this route while also giving the ability of fifth freedom flights through other locations. At least it is nice to see them stick with Airbus though.