Vagar Airport (IATA: FAE), gateway to the Faroe Islands, received its first ever scheduled flight from SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) on Sunday March 26th of March. This brings competition to the Faroese market for the first time in more than ten years.
Since 2012, Vagar Airport has been promoting itself and the Faroe Islands as a possible business case for European airlines. Airport CEO, Jákup Sverri Kass, said: “We believe that with almost 300,000 international passengers, this market is big enough for more than one operator and we are glad that SAS now also see the potential of a route including the Faroe Islands.”
Only 50,000 people live on the Faroe Islands, yet there are almost 300,000 passengers at Vagar Airport. The airport says strong domestic demand for travel and an increasing demand from European tourists, has resulted in growth every year since 2011.