History as Atlantic Airways completes first Vágar-Paris direct flight

Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, inaugurated its new flight on Monday from Vágar Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

By 10.00am in the morning, guests – approximately 170 passengers or so – started trickling in for the flight, among them a couple of local journalists who covered the event for Faroese news websites.

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The plane took off at 10.55am and touched down at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 2.15 pm in the afternoon.

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.”

There will be three weekly flights (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) between the Faroe Islands and Paris until the end of September, followed by two weekly flights (Monday and Friday) until Christmas.

The service is expected to continue in 2020.

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Author: Jens Hákun Leo