Posted on: 09 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Atlantic Airways has become the newest customer for the Airbus A320 after signing a firm order for one of the type due to delivered at the end of 2016.
The A320 will have 168 seats, enabling the carrier to tap into the growing passenger market between the Faroe Islands and Copenhagen.
“Aviation is our window to the world. Our new A320 will help us to expand air services in the region and to increase capacity by offering our passengers the opportunity to travel in style and comfort,” commented Niels Mortensen, chairman of the board of directors at Atlantic Airways.
The aircraft will have Required Navigation Performance (RNP 0.1) capability built-in, enabling Atlantic
pilots to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems. Atlantic Airways was the first airline in Europe to use the Required Navigation Performance approach when it introduced the technology on its A319s in 2012.
Atlantic Airways currently operates three Airbus A319s.