Key approval for New York flights is now in place

31.05.2019 - 19:58
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Key approval for New York flights is now in place
Atlantic Airways has secured the most important permission required to launch a direct flight route from the Faroes to the United States
The new 174-seat Airbus 320 neo aircraft will be used on the planned Faroes-US flights
 

National airline Atlantic Airways has now been granted the key approval for launching a direct Faroes-US flight.

  >> SEE ALSO Atlantic Airways planning New York route

Although this is only one of many required permissions, it is an important step which paves the way for further preparations, says Atlantic Airways CEO Jóhanna á Bergi.

“We are planning to introduce six weekly test flights to New York this autumn,” she says.

Six-hour flight

The airline is working on a plan which may make it possible to offer return tickets at DKK 5,000 for the six-hour flight from Vágar to Newark Airport in New York.

 >> SEE ALSO Atlantic joins forces with airline giant

US aviation authorities are planning to visit Vágar Airport this summer for a final suitability assessment of the airport.

The Atlantic Airways CEO is currently in Paris promoting the airline’s Vágar-Paris route, which will launch on 1 July.


Translated by prosa.fo

 
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