Poul and I got up at 4am this morning to catch the Atlantic Airways flight to the Faroe Islands. The flight was in one of the airline’s brand new Airbus planes, and I was really excited about the reunion with what used to be one of my favorite carriers. Though unfortunately it was quite a disappointment and not at all comparable to past times’ glory.
They don’t serve food for free anymore, which I guess is ok, considering the short flight. Though if you consider the price of the tickets, which in our case was 3600DKK for each return ticket, it feels like a rip-off to pay an additional 45DKK for breakfast. 3600DKK! That’s enough to buy you a ticket to New York nowadays. With meal service included!
We bought the breakfast tray anyway, because I was craving the Skyr (Icelandic dairy product) which was part of the serving, according to the menu. It wasn’t. Instead I got a purple yogurt withonly 2% yogurt (see image below) 🙂 I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I think I’m most likely to cry, especially because I remember how awesome Atlantic Airways used to be. I’ve even blogged about the fabulous meal collaboration they did with the homegrown premium salmon brand Hiddenfjord.
SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, will start servicing the segment between Copenhagen and Vágar during spring 2017, and hopefully a little competition will help Atlantic Airways to get back on track.
We took the airport bus from Vágar to Törshavn and it was a smooth ride. In Tórshavn, Poul’s mom was waiting with breakfast and the special lammerullepølse (a kind of lamb sausage) which Poul loves. After breakfast we both decided to take a nap, but I must have been very tired, because I didn’t wake up until 4 in the afternoon. Tomorrow I’ll try to get up earlier, and we’ll go for a walk in Tórshavn and see how the city is preparing for Christmas.