Posted on: 22 February 2010
Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, is to operate a twice-weekly service (Mondays and Thursdays) from London Stansted throughout June, July and August.
The flights, which actually begin on 3 June and end on 30 August, will take just over two hours. On top of these summer dates there are also some special flights laid on for those wanting to head to the Faroe Islands before the seasonal rush. These are on 27 March, 31 March, 5 April, 22 April and 25 April.
Passengers from the UK will land at Vágar Airport, which was built during World War II by British military personnel stationed on the islands. The service will enable visitors to enjoy G! Festival, the islands’ own outdoor music extravaganza on 15-17 July and also the Summer Music Festival in early August.
Magni Arge, CEO at Atlantic Airways, remarked, “We’re thrilled to hear how highly our islands are regarded in the UK. Faroese people have a strong affection for the British and we look forward to welcoming them in to our community.”