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Atlantic Airways to serve New York from autumn

Faroese carrier Atlantic Airways is aiming to commence a seasonal transatlantic service to New York in the autumn of this year.

The airline had previous indicated ambitions to serve the US gateway.

It has given little further detail on its plans in its newly-released annual report but says the “direct” flight from Vagar will complement a network of 10 European destinations.

These include the airline’s new Paris route, which will commence with thrice-weekly services on 1 July.

Atlantic Airways will also operate to Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Bergen, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Mallorca, and Gran Canaria.

Last year it generated a full-year net profit of DKr16.2 million ($2.4 million), a substantial improvement on the previous year’s figure.

The airline says it expects a financial result “on the same level” this year.

Atlantic Airways is to take delivery of a 174-seat Airbus A320neo in May-June, replacing an A319, and another A320neo in spring 2020.

Its current fleet comprises two 144-seat A319s and a 168-seat A320.

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