SAS has confirmed that during the winter season
it will increase flights to the Faroe Islands.
From 27 October 2019, SAS will operate with six
flights per week between Denmark and the Faroes, equivalent to a
capacity increase of 41% compared to last winter.
During peak season, there are nine weekly
flights on the route, and SAS offers more than 125,000
seats between Vágar Airport and Copenhagen Airport annually.
“We’ve experienced great interest for the Faroe
Islands, so once again we’ll be increasing our offering on the
route,” said Johan Laurberg Lund Kofoed, Network Manager,
SAS. “The Faroe Islands are an unique, attractive destination,
which tourists from all over the world are looking to experience,
and there are now more opportunities, just as the Faroese people
can also use our extensive route network to access Europe and the
rest of the world. The departure times to and from the Islands
have also been adjusted to ensure good flight connections out of
Since March, SAS has been operating
the RNP (Required Navigation Performance) landing system on
flights to the Faroes.
“The Faroe Islands can be a difficult place to
fly to, but with access to equipment such as RNP which makes it
easier to take off and land in weather conditions such as dense
fog, we have a really strong product on the route and the same
opportunity as our competitors. In the summer season we had 11
instances, in which RNP was crucial for us to be able to land,”
said Johan Laurberg Lund Kofoed.
SAS operates the route with the Airbus A320neo