TORSHAVN, FAROE ISLANDS — Faroe Islands' flag carrier Atlantic Airways is preparing to launch a temporary transatlantic service from its Vagar hub to Stewart Airport in New York later this year. 

The flights will operate weekly from August 22 until October 4, with intentions to resume the service in spring next year.

Johanna a Bergi, the airline's managing director, says there has been significant interest in the route from both Faroese and international travelers since the announcement of the planned direct flight to the United States. The company anticipates a successful operation.

The specific aircraft type and capacity for the route have not been revealed by Atlantic Airways. However, their fleet includes two Airbus A320neos and three A320s. The service's great-circle distance of around 2,600 nautical miles falls within the A320neo's range.

In addition to serving Reykjavik, Atlantic Airways is used by carriers like Icelandair and Play for transatlantic flights connecting Europe and the United States. The airline chose Stewart Airport due to its favorable landing times and will provide bus transfers to New York City.