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Montenegrin football team grounded in the Faroe Islands after heavy fog disrupts air traffic

Due to fog several flights from Vagar Airport were cancelled or delayed yesterday.

Amongst the unlucky passengers, who were stuck at Vagar Airport yesterday, were OFK Titograd Podgorica’s players and staff.

The Montenegrin side had battled out a 0-0 draw with Faroese Betri Division side B36 Tórshavn in a UEFA Europa League game on Thursday night and were scheduled to depart the Faroe Islands at 14.30 yesterday.

However, the fog had other plans, as it often does this time of the year in the Faroes, and the Balkans were not allowed to depart the North Atlantic archipelago until 21.30 last night.

The Balkans took the Atlantic Airways flight to Copenhagen.

The return leg between OFK Titograd Podgorica and B36 Tórshavn will take place next Thursday.

Meanwhile, SAS cancelled its flight from Copenhagen to the Faroes yesterday. Kvf.fo reports that ”of the 600 scheduled flights on the (SAS) Faroe Islands route in 2018, 25 have been either cancelled or delayed.”

Many passengers have been inconvenienced by irregularities in SAS’ flights. A recent example is a cancellation due to dense fog at the airport when Tórshavn-based football club B36 was due to travel to Gibraltar for its Europa League game in June.

Vágar Airport recently installed an RNP system, and Atlantic Airways has its own. But SAS is still awaiting approval from the Danish Transport Authority to use the airport’s system, writes Kvf.fo.

Image: OFK Titograd Podgorica players and staff had to wait patiently for their much delayed departure.
Image credits: JH Leo


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