Thursday, 18 October 2018

Atlantic Airways to get second Airbus A320-200neo



Atlantic Airways of the Faroe Islands is all set to get another Airbus A320-200neo on a long-term lease basis from Air Lease Corporation it has been confirmed this week.

This new deal for the A320-200neo is the second of two A320neo aircraft leased to Atlantic Airways and will be delivered in April 2020. 

“ALC is delighted to announce this second A320-200neo lease placement with Atlantic Airways,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The A320neo will enhance the airline’s fleet operations and exceptional passenger service connecting the Faroe Islands with the world.”

“Atlantic Airways looks very much forward to the lease of the two modern and fuel-efficient Airbus A320-200neo from Air Lease Corporation,” said Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO of Atlantic Airways. “The A320-200neo will increase our seat capacity, enhance passenger experience and Atlantic Airways’ operations as a national carrier, air bridge and lifeline.”

Atlantic is a small local yet international airline that employs around 170 people and operates a current fleet of three aircraft and two helicopters. The airline provides a regular and vital service between the Faroes and a range of cities including Copenhagen, Billund, Aalborg, Bergen, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Mallorca, Lisbon, Malta and Gran Canaria. In addition, the company’s activities include leasing of aircraft of which half the revenue originate outside of the Faroes. The helicopter department provides a regular service to the outer islands, search-and-rescue activities and offshore transport in the North Atlantic.

(Photo Atlantic Airlines "Elinborg", Airbus 319 (OY-RCG) during the sunset by Ólavur Frederiksen)
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