Posted on: 31 March 2015 by Mark Howells
Atlantic Airways has begun its new route between Edinburgh and Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands, a 400 mile journey, as part of its strategy to build stronger connections with neighbouring countries.
Operated by a 144-seat Airbus A319, the twice-weekly scheduled service leaves Edinburgh at 10:10 on Friday mornings, arriving in the Faroe Islands at 11:35; and at 19:25 on Monday evenings, arriving in the Faroe Islands at 20:50. There are return flights on the same days, departing the Faroe Islands at 17:15 on Mondays, arriving Edinburgh at 18:40; and at 08:00 on Fridays, arriving in Edinburgh at 09:25.
Jørgen Holme, CEO of Atlantic Airways, remarked, “We’re delighted to launch this new service to Edinburgh, the nearest overseas capital to the Faroe Islands. We look forward to building ever closer ties between our two countries as it becomes easy for both tourists and business people to make the short journey.”
“It's a pleasure to welcome Atlantic Airways back into the Edinburgh Airport family and we look forward to working with them over the coming months to deliver a great experience for our passengers,” added Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s CEO.