Faroese flag carrier Atlantic Airways’ will launch a twice-weekly scheduled service from Edinburgh to the Faroe Islands next spring, the airline announced. The new service forms part of the airline’s new strategy, which focuses on more frequent links to the islands’ closest neighbours.
Services will operate from Edinburgh on Friday mornings and Monday evenings, with return flights on the same days, commencing March 30, 2015.
Atlantic Airways has previously operated a short summer season of flights from Edinburgh, but today’s announcement marks a bigger commitment to the Scottish capital.
The airline’s new strategy had already committed it to increasing its services from the Atlantic archipelago to neighbours Iceland and Norway, alongside its core routes to Denmark and the addition of a Scottish route marks the final piece of the jigsaw.
Flights will be operated by a 144-seat Airbus A319 and will depart Edinburgh at 1925 Mondays, arriving in the Faroe Islands at 2050 and at 1010 Fridays, arriving in the Faroe Islands at 1135. Return flights depart at 1715 on Mondays, arriving Edinburgh at 1840 and at 0800 Fridays, arriving in Edinburgh at 0925.