Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, has struck a deal with Airbus for two A320neo aircraft. The new additions will allow Atlantic Airways to further develop its European network.
Niels Mortensen, chairman of Atlantic Airways, is delighted with the deal.
“Atlantic Airways continues to connect the Faroe Islands to the rest of the world with more departures, new destinations, partnerships with other airlines and promotion of the Faroe Islands as a travel destination,” says Niels.
“Our aim is to have a modern fleet with the newest technology. We must prepare for the future by investing in new aircraft in order to remain competitive when it comes to ticket prices, and to protecting our environment.”
Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 20 percent fuel and CO2 savings, as well as a 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,500 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.
Niels adds: “These two new aircraft will ensure a safe future for Atlantic Airways. They are the most environmentally-friendly of their kind, and they provide more flexibility by being able to fly longer distances and carry a larger number of passengers.”
Atlantic Airways, an Airbus customer since 2008, already operates a fleet of three A320 Family aircraft, all powered by International CFM56 engines.
Words: Levi Hanssen
This article was originally published on Faroeislands.fo