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Atlantic Airways New Flight from London

Atlantic Airways, the Faroese national carrier, has announced that it will be launching a new direct flight from Gatwick to Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands on June 23 2020.

The first direct flight from London since 2014 (when Atlantic Airways flew from Stansted), the new weekly Tuesday route will offer a shorter journey time to the Faroe Islands, with a flight time of two hours 10 minutes, without the alternative connecting flight from Copenhagen.

The new schedule will run until August 11 and will be in addition to the current daily Atlantic Airways’ flights to the Faroes via Denmark and the twice-weekly direct Edinburgh flights. Tickets are on sale from February 26.

The Faroe Islands are becoming more popular with visitors who enjoy remote destinations, birdwatching, sailing, hiking, rappelling, photography and other low-impact ways of exploring these beautiful islands.

The announcement of the new direct flight comes at an exciting time for the Nordic nation. The Faroe Islands’ renowned restaurant, KOKS, has not only retained its two Michelin stars, but the remotely-located establishment has also just been presented with the new Green Clover award by the Michelin Guide team in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability. This spring will also see the opening of a new independent four-star hotel, Hotel Brandan, in its capital Tórshavn, with the islands’ first international hotel brand, Hilton Garden Inn, set to open a new four-star hotel in July.

The islands also offer other locally-managed hotels, B&B accommodation run by locals and home-stays, for those who are interested in better understanding the culture of this remote island nation.

To learn more about the Faroe Islands, visit: www.visitfaroeislands.com

For more information about flights, visit: www.atlanticairways.com

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Date Published:
2nd March 2020

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David Betterton
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