Nordic Seaplanes is a distinguished Danish airline offering swift connections between Denmark’s two major cities, Aarhus and Copenhagen, via seaplane, completing the journey in just 45 minutes. As Denmark’s exclusive scheduled seaplane airline and the only one currently active in Europe, the company holds a unique position in the aviation sector. Founded by seaplane veterans, Lars Erik Nielsen and Lasse Rungholm, the airline capitalizes on Denmark’s coastline and island geography. Since its inaugural flight on 25 May 2016, its popularity has soared, presently accommodating 168 passengers daily on its prime route.
The airline operates a daily scheduled service between the ports of Aarhus (ICAO:EKAC) and Copenhagen (ICAO:EKCC). Additionally, during summer, they offer sightseeing trips over both cities, and upon special request, they can provide custom charter flights to specific locations.
The fleet comprises two Canadian-built DHC-6-300 Twin Otters equipped with Amphibious floats. These seaplanes are renowned for their Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) capabilities, coupled with dependable turbo-prop engines, making them ideal for seaplane operations. Each aircraft can accommodate up to 16 passengers, reaching speeds of 250 km/h and covering a maximum distance of 750 km. They typically cruise between altitudes of 500m to 1500m and are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines.
Official site: www.seaplanes.dk