From this summer onward, it will be possible to reach the North Atlantic islands through the first-ever nonstop route between the United States and the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe-based Atlantic Airways plans to launch direct flights between the Stewart Airport (SWF) in the New York area and the Faroe Islands‘ sole airport, Vágar (FAE), starting August 22, 2023.
Following Atlantic Airways’ initial teaser announcement last month, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has officially verified the news this week.
The recently established flight direction will be operational from late August until October 5, 2023, operating only once a week.
The outbound flights from New York City, United States to the Faroe Islands will be on Wednesdays, while the return flights to the US will be on Tuesdays. The tickets for these flights are anticipated to be available for purchase starting from May 15, 2023.
While the service may be brief, it serves as a breakthrough for nonstop flights to the Faroe Islands. Presently, travelers from the United States need to go through an inconvenient transfer in Copenhagen (CPH) by flying with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to access the Faroes. Despite this, the journey to the airport will still be challenging, as Stewart Airport is about 70 miles north of New York City.
Atlantic Airways is the sole commercial airline headquartered in the Faroe Islands, providing flights to several destinations across Scandinavia and Western Europe. Atlantic Airways offers flights to several destinations in Europe, including Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Reykjavik (Iceland), London (United Kingdom), Barcelona (Spain), and Paris (France). They also provide seasonal flights to destinations such as Mallorca (Spain) and Edinburgh (United Kingdom).
The Airbus A320neo will be used by Atlantic to operate the approximately 3,000-mile journey to New York, with the flight expected to take around six hours, according to the Port Authority’s estimates.
The Faroe Islands is a group of 18 rugged, volcanic islands located between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are known for their stunning natural landscapes, including dramatic cliffs, rugged coastlines, and cascading waterfalls. Here are three of the most attractive things to do in the Faroe Islands:
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