Vágar based Atlantic Airways signed a firm order of one new Airbus A320. This is the first Airbus A320 that Atlantic Airways ordered. The new costumer of the A320 will get it delivered in the end of 2016. The A320 is bought because of the growing passenger market from Copenhagen to the Faroes. The Airbus A320 seats 168 passengers in Atlantic Airwayss configuration.
Currently there are 3 A319 in Atlantic Airways fleet. one Atlantic Airways own and two which is leased. But with two of the aircraft leases to expire in september 2016 they need a backup. The airline extends one of the aircraft to secure sufficient capacity until the new A320 is in route.