FROST (Copenhagen Kastrup) has announced that it has obtained a Danish air operator's certificate (AOC) and operating licence (OL), effective May 1, setting the stage for further growth.

In addition to the above, the Danish civil aviation authority (Trafikstyrelsen) gave the Scandinavian carrier Part-145 and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) approval, further enhancing its operational capabilities, the private charter specialist outlined in a statement.

"The attainment of our own AOC represents a significant milestone for Frost. It underscores our dedication to operational independence and sets the stage for further growth," remarked Stefan Nilsson, chief executive and accountable manager.

As reported by ch-aviation, Frost Air has been operating on the AOC of Estonian regional carrier and ACMI specialist NyxAir (OJ, Tallinn Lennart Meri) for the past two years while it established the brand and gained market presence.

All four 50-seater Saab 2000s in the NyxAir fleet will be transferred to the Danish registry. These are ES-NSE (msn 2000-013), ES-NSF (msn 2000-039), ES-NSH (msn 2000-041), and ES-NSI (msn 2000-043), all of which are dry-leased from Jetstream Aviation Capital, ch-aviation fleets data shows.

With the transition to its own AOC - which allows Frost Air to operate across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East - Frost Air intends to further strengthen its market position. At present, half of all of its flights are dedicated to transporting sports teams, while one Saab 2000 is based at Leipzig/Halle, from which it conducts shuttles for the car industry.

Frost Air is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with an operational and maintenance base in Malmö, Sweden.