Atlantic Airways inaugurates its connection between Vágar in the Faroe Islands and New York

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Atlantic Airwaysthe national airline of Faroe Islandsinaugurated its new service between the Faroe Islands and New York on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

This seasonal route, initiated before the pandemic, confirms the company’s ambitions to continue its expansion and responds to very strong local demand. Atlantic Airways now rotates 1 weekly for the next 7 weeks. The international airport of Vagar (FAE) was dressed for the occasion and passengers were welcomed at the boarding gate with typical North American specialties to celebrate the event. On board the aircraft, the first travelers were also able to take advantage of various attentions that marked this inaugural flight.

Jóhanna á Bergi, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Airways says it is “of a historic step”. “The Faroe Islands, with its 18 islands and expanse of ocean, has long been a symbol of resilience and determination. With a population of 55,000, our great ocean nation has now intertwined with the bustling life of a nation that is home to millions. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a bridge between two worlds – bringing cultures, people and opportunities together. Our business is not limited to moving individuals from one place to another; we work to create links between people, to promote mutual understanding and to enhance the quality of life for all through enriching experiences. »

This first flight, lasting 6:08 hours, took off at 5:44 p.m. (local time) from Vágar airport and landed at 6:52 p.m. (local time) atStewart International Airport (SWF) At New York. Located 90 minutes from new YorkStewart International Airport, on a human scale, has the advantage of offering extremely short waiting times, particularly for immigration formalities.

This new direct link is provided by an Airbus A320neo with a capacity of 174 seats. Travelers can also improve their onboard experience by ordering a meal at least 24 hours before flight departure on the company’s website. Atlantic Airways now offers 4 new menus dedicated to its North American route, designed to highlight New York gastronomy. An onboard snack is always available for purchase.

Direct flights between Paris and the Faroe Islands

As a reminder, the French are less than 3 hours from the Faroe Islands until October 16 with 3 flights per week, in codeshare with Air France-KLM:

Mondays :

Departure from Paris (CDG) at 1.35 p.m. – Arrival in Vagar (FAE) at 3.15 p.m.

Departure from Vagar (FAE) at 09:00 a.m. – Arrival in Paris (CDG) at 12:35 p.m.

Wednesdays :

Departure from Paris (CDG) at 5:20 p.m. – Arrival in Vagar (FAE) at 7:00 p.m.

Departure from Vagar (FAE) at 12.45 p.m. – Arrival in Paris (CDG) at 4.20 p.m.

Fridays:

Departure from Paris (CDG) at 4.50 p.m. – Arrival in Vagar (FAE) at 6.30 p.m.

Departure from Vagar (FAE) at 12.15 p.m. – Arrival in Paris (CDG) at 3.50 p.m.

The round trip Paris-Vagar is currently available from €387 including tax*

Flight schedules Faroe Islands-New York
Go on Tuesdays: departure from Vágar at 4.30 p.m. – arrival in Stewart at 6.50 p.m.
Return on Wednesdays: departure from Stewart at 10.45 a.m. – arrival in Vágar at 10.05 p.m.

Go on Tuesdays: departure from Vágar at 4.30 p.m. – arrival in Stewart at 6.50 p.m.

Return on Wednesdays: departure from Stewart at 10.45 a.m. – arrival in Vágar at 10.05 p.m. *Round-trip fare including VAT “from” in Economy class, subject to conditions and subject to availability. The Faroe-Vágar flight is displayed from €805 including tax for the round trip*

*Round-trip fare including VAT “from” in Economy class, subject to conditions and subject to availability

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