Faroe-based Atlantic Airways and Air France have announced that both carriers signed a codeshare agreement, with effect from July 1. The French flag carrier follows its partner KLM, which already agreed on a codeshare partnership with Atlantic Airways earlier this year.
Therefore, the cooperation between Air France/KLM and Atlantic Airways covers the following routes:
- Faroe Islands – Bergen (BGO)
- Faroe Islands – Billund (BLL)
- Faroe Islands – Copenhagen (CPH)
- Faroe Islands – Edinburgh (EDI)
- Faroe Islands – Reykjavik (KEF)
Additionally, from July 1st 2019, Atlantic Airways will commence a new non-stop route between Vagar and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport with three flights weekly. The route will also be part of the codeshare partnership with Air France.
Through the cooperation, passengers will be able book flights between Amsterdam, Paris and the Faroe Islands with a single ticket and check-in. In addition, they will be able to collect FlyingBlue miles on all these flights.
Atlantic Airways eyes further expansion
In December 2018, the carrier applied for flights between the Vagar and the United States. According to Airlineroute.com, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the new service.
Furthermore, Atlantic Airways will add two brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet, which are expected to be delivered in the coming months. Its current fixed-wing fleet consists of two Airbus A319 and one A320 jets.
The national airline of the Faroe Islands was established in 1987 and currently operates flights to various destinations in Europe, including Copenhagen and Edinburgh from its base at Vagar Airport.
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