The flights have been rumored for some time, but now the CEO of the airline, Jóhanna á Bergi, has confirmed they’re going to happen, with a launch date some time in the spring of 2020.
“We’re 18 islands with 50,000 people in the middle of the North Atlantic,” said á Bergi. “So it’s big news for us,” Ms. Bergi told Forbes.
Atlantic Airways originally intended to make a couple of flights to New York City earlier this year, but the opening of the route has been delayed as work getting the necessary permissions has been complicated.
“Much more complicated than the Faroese airline had ever imagined,” said Ms. Bergi in October, adding that “Atlantic Airways will fly to New York 7-8 times next spring, and also 7-8 times next fall.”
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