Vágar Airport sees record-breaking 2018

Vágar Airport handled a record 378.000 passengers last year, reports Faroese news website JN.fo.

Passenger numbers rose 10.7 percent on year in 2018.

July was the busiest month, while February was the least busy month. 54.885 travelers passed through Vágar Airport in July, while 16.659 travelers passed through the airport in February.

The growth comes on the back of a number of new routes added throughout the last couple of years. Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, has added new scheduled services to Barcelona, Mallorca, Lisboa, Malta and Gran Canaria.

It has also played a factor that SAS commenced a daily route between Denmark and the Faroe Islands in March 2017, while Atlantic Airways lowered fares to better compete with SAS.

This July, Atlantic Airways will open a new route from Vágar to Paris, and it is also expected, albeit not yet confirmed, that the Faroese national airline will make a couple of flights – 4-6 flights – from Vágar to New York City this fall.

Passenger figures at Vágar Airport 2010-18:

2010: 199.988 passengers
2011: 203.499 (1,8%)
2012: 225.532 (10,8%)
2013: 236.181 (4,7%)
2014: 250.287 (6,0%)
2015: 276.395 (10,4%)
2016: 292.393 (5,8%)
2017: 341.388 (16,8%)
2018: 378.000 (10.7%)

Author: Jens Hákun Leo