Record April for Vagar / Faroe Islands

Landside terminal FAEVagar Airport (IATA: FAE), says that after a slow start to 2017, the number of passengers travelling through the gateway to the Faroe Islands is “back on track”. So far this year it has handled 80,019 passengers which represents growth of 4.9% compared to 2016. With 29,433 passengers this April, it achieved a massive growth of 46% compared to April 2016.
Jákup Sverri Kass, CEO at Vagar Airport commented: “This is by far the best April in the history of the airport. Normally we have some 20,000 passengers in April. We are confident that 2017 will be yet another record-breaking year for Vagar Airport.”
The key to this success is the introduction of a second scheduled carrier. For more than ten years, only the national carrier, Atlantic Airways, served the Faroese market, but the airport says the introduction of direct Copenhagen services from SAS has had an impact on the price and interest for flights to and from the Faroe Islands.
The airport stated that 2016’s 5.8% growth in passenger figures to reach 292,393 enabled it to deliver a record profit of 7million DKK (€1m), approximately 3million DKK (€750,000) better than its 2015 result.