Atlantic Airways to start operation of direct flight between London and the Faroe Islands on June 23.

Atlantic Airways Airbus 320B

The Faroese national carrier, Atlantic Airways, has announced the launch of a new direct flight from London Gatwick to the Faroe Islands, starting on 23 June 2020.

This will be the first direct flight from London since the year 2014 and will be operated every Tuesday, with a flight time of only 2 hours and 10 minutes!

Tickets are already on sale (a round trip costing about DKK 1500 or 200 EUR) , the schedule will be available until 11 August 2020 and are an addition to the daily flights currently available to Copenhagen and the twice weekly flight to Edinburgh.

Commenting on the news, Guðrið Højgaard, Director at Visit Faroe Islands, says: “We’re really pleased to hear that Atlantic Airways will be starting to fly directly from London again this summer. With steady growth in visitor numbers to the Faroe Islands – around 10% last year – there is certainly demand for a London flight. We look forward to welcoming more visitors who enjoy remote destinations, birdwatching, sailing, hiking, rappelling, photography and other low-impact ways of exploring their way around our beautiful islands this year.”

Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO of Atlantic Airways, is equally pleased: “We’re so excited to again be able offer a direct flight from London to the Faroe Islands – not only does this make our beautiful islands more accessible to travellers in and around London, it’s also great news for travellers using Gatwick as a hub from other destinations all around the world.”

The time has never been better to visit the Faroe Islands, as the Faroe Islands’ top restaurant KOKS has added the Michelin Guide new Green Clover award in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability in addition to retaining their two Michelin star rating!

In addition, two new 4 star hotels are opening this spring in Tórshavn: Hotel Brandan and the islands first international brand, the Hilton Garden Inn.

And on top of all that, the Faroe Islands still remain the one of the most welcoming and hospitable destinations in the world, leaving no visitor untouched.