Wednesday, June 06, 2007
File this one under "signs of the times." Greenland Air has inaugurated a weekly flight to the United States. Where travelers once had to go through Copenhagen to reach the icy, continent-sized island, they can now fly to Kangerlussuaq from Baltimore, direct. Time in transit: just five hours. In the "high season" -- mid-June to mid-August -- the airline will add a second weekly flight to handle the traffic. As the Arctic warms, Greenland is suddenly a hot destination. How long, you have to wonder, before someone builds an eco-lodge on Warming Island?