Earlier this week, Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, started service between the Faroes and Paris, Charles de Gaulle.
The inaugural flight was fully booked, and the airline was quite naturally in a joyful mood as it offered its 170 passengers a nice glass of champagne and a delicious sandwich – as well as a classic French Macaron. The new route was then formally celebrated at Paris, Charles de Gaulle after the inaugural flight landed.
The airline’s Airbus A319 aircraft will operate the route three times a week till the end of September, followed by 2 weekly flights until Christmas.
Flights between the Faroe Islands and Paris are currently operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
It is understood that Atlantic Airways plans to fly five times per week to Paris in 2020.
Direct flights from Paris Charles De Gaulle, coupled with an interline cooperation between Atlantic Airways and Air France, will greatly increase the accessibility of the Faroe Islands to travelers from all over the world who would like to experience the Faroe Islands as a travel destination.
Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO of Atlantic Airways, said: “We are very excited about this new route from Paris as it will connect the Faroe Islands to one of the biggest hubs in Europe and will give travelers from all over the world a new and much bigger gateway to our beautiful islands. With flights from Charles De Gaulle to the Faroe Islands amongst our scheduled routes, we are further connecting the Faroe Islands to the world, and the world to the Faroe Islands.”