Atlantic Airways will begin providing seasonal, weekly flights from Stewart Airport in New Windsor, NY to Vágar, the sole airport on Denmark’s Faroe Islands.
The seasonal, weekly service will be available from August 22 through October 4, 2023, the Port Authority announced today. This will be the nation’s first-ever nonstop service to the Faroe Islands. Tickets are expected to go on sale on May 15, 2023.
Known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and eco-tourism, the Faroe Islands are not easily accessible from the United States due to the Danish territory’s remote location in the North Atlantic Ocean and historically limited air service. Vágar Airport serves the territorial capital of Tórshavn, which is also its largest city.
Atlantic Airways plans to operate weekly flights between Vágar (FAE) and New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) on Wednesdays, with return flights to SWF on Tuesdays. The service will be conducted on an Airbus A320neo and will take approximately six hours.
Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said, “We anticipate that Atlantic Airways’ new service will bring in more tourism dollars while creating new local jobs.”
Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton added, “In recent years, the Port Authority has steadily invested in New York Stewart’s transformation to an attractive, modern destination with a brand-new customs hall and unique, competitive choices for both domestic and international travelers.”
Stewart Airport also offers nonstop daily service to Reykjavik, Iceland via PLAY Airlines. Connections to dozens of popular European cities are also available.
In addition, Stewart offers service to Orlando-Sanford, Punta Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater in Florida, as well as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, via Allegiant Air. Frontier Airlines offers service to and from Orlando, Florida.