Atlantic Airways (RC, Vágar) is expecting to take delivery of its first A320-200neo in June 2019 and is looking to transition to an all-A320neo fleet in the near future, CEO Jóhanna á Bergi told Air Transport World.

"The first A320neo is joining our fleet in June; the second one in the first quarter of 2020. We would like to have a unified A320neo fleet as soon as possible," á Bergi said.

The Faroese carrier currently operates two A319-100s and one A320-200. The first two A320neo will be msn 8918 and 8996, the ch-aviation fleets module shows.

The airline is limited by the short runway at its main base and the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vágar. The operational limitations are further exacerbated by frequent winds and poor visibility at the airport. As such, Atlantic Airways is unable to operate any larger aircraft.

á Bergi said that with the A320neo's enhanced operational performance specifications, the carrier will look at launching new flights to destinations further out from the Faroe Islands. By the end of 2019, Atlantic Airways hopes to start flying to New York.