The Faroe Islands are an upcoming destination in the business as well as the tourism sector. This gets evident among others, in the rise of passengers that arrive daily at the Islands’ main airport in Vagar. In 2016, a record number of 292,393 passengers could be counted which means a rise of 5.8% compared to the figures in 2015.
At the moment, Atlantic Airways is the only carrier that operates to and from the Faroe Islands on a regular basis. It is currently operating with two Airbus A319s and has just introduced a new A320. In addition to Atlantic Airways’ operations, Vagar Airport handled a record number of ad-hoc charters in 2016, including Lufthansa and Wizzair flights.
According to the airport’s CEO, Jákup Sverri Kass, 2017 will bring new and exciting challenges as two new airlines will enter the Faroese market. These are SAS and Loganair, a franchise partner of Flybe. SAS has announced that they will be starting a daily service from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands from March 26, 2017. Loganair will start a seasonal service from Aberdeen to the Faroe Islands from late May till early September 2017.
Source: Airports International magazine
To learn a bit more about Atlantic Airways and to find out what is special about it, please read the interview with Nancy Justinussen, Sales- & Marketing Executive of the airline. We talked to her during our famtrip in the Faroe Islands.