Faroese national carrier Atlantic Airways plans to increase its number of flights, add a new travel destination in 2023 and add an aircraft to its fleet, according to CEO Jóhanna á Bergi.
Atlantic Airways has noticed a growing interest in air travel to and from the Faroe Islands and this led to a decision to increase its fleet from three to four aircraft, in addition to the two Agusta Westland 139 helicopters used for inter-islands flights.
According to the airline, travel statistics for this year are reminiscent of corresponding figures for 2019, which was a record-breaking year.
Atlantic Airlines reinstated direct flights to Paris this year twice a week and this has turned out to be a very popular route. In 2023, it will increase the number of flights on most routes: e.g. to Paris from April till October thrice a week. Also to Aalborg for a prolonged period from early May to mid-October.
Atlantic Airways is currently flying to 10 destinations — Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Keflavik, Edinburgh, Oslo, Paris, Barcelona, Mallorca, and Gran Canaria — and next autumn, the airline hopes to offer direct flights to New York as well.