Posted on: 10 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
After launching a summer service between the Faroe Islands and Edinburgh, Scotland, Atlantic Airways has announced the twice weekly flights will continue until 18 December.
Following that, there will also be an additional service on 4 January 2016, before the full service resumes on 18 March 2016.
The flights, which are part of Atlantic Airways’ new strategy to build stronger connections with neighbouring countries, are operated by a 144-seat Airbus A319.
The service departs Edinburgh at 19:25 on Monday evenings, arriving in the Faroe Islands at 20:50, as well as at 10:10 on Friday, landing in the Faroe Islands at 11:35. Flights in the opposite direction depart the Faroe Islands on the same days, taking off at 17:15 on Mondays, arriving in Edinburgh at 18:40, and at 08:00 on Friday mornings, landing in Edinburgh at 09:25.
“We have enjoyed a good start on the route with passenger numbers ahead of expectations and this has enabled us to extend services up until the Christmas period,” remarked Allan Skaalum, Atlantic Airways’ director of sales and marketing. “Our eventual aim is to operate the service all year round.”