British Airways launches inaugural winter flights to Tromso, Norway

British Airways has announced the commencement of its first-ever winter flights to Tromso, Norway, set to take off from December 1, 2024. The addition marks a significant milestone, with Tromso becoming British Airways’ northernmost destination worldwide.

Situated within the Arctic Circle, Tromso offers travellers a unique opportunity to experience the captivating beauty of the northern lights, thanks to its prime location within the aurora borealis oval.

With average winter temperatures ranging from 0-degreeC to -5-degreeC, the city provides an ideal setting for a wide range of cold-weather activities, including skiing, mountaineering, and whale watching.

In addition to its natural wonders, Tromso boasts vibrant Christmas markets and iconic seasonal displays, making it a sought-after destination for holiday enthusiasts. The city’s main square, Stortorget, hosts a picturesque market and a stunning Christmas tree, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, said: ‘Those who missed the northern lights in the UK need not worry! We are excited to welcome Tromso to our route network – it is a growing winter leisure market thanks to its abundance of cold-weather activities and we’ll be the only premium carrier operating there from the UK. We’ve optimised the schedule for three- and four-night trips, which we know are perfect for a destination like this.’

British Airways offers flights departing from London Heathrow twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays.

British Airways Holidays offers a range of holiday packages to Tromso, starting from £379 per person for a three-night stay at the Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso in January 2025. Packages include economy-class return flights from London Heathrow, a 23kg baggage allowance per person, and flexible payment options.

Return flights to Tromso are available for booking, with fares starting from £153. Customers can also transport skiing or snowboarding equipment as part of their checked baggage, provided it meets specified dimensions.

Bookings and more information is available at the British Airways website, www.ba.com.