British Airways Announces Inaugural Flight to Tromsø, Norway, Offering Winter Wonderland Adventures

British Airways Announces Inaugural Flight to Tromsø, Norway, Offering Winter Wonderland Adventures

(IN SHORT) British Airways is set to launch its first-ever flight to Tromsø, Norway, this winter, making it the airline’s northernmost destination globally. Commencing operations from 1 December 2024, the route is now open for bookings, offering travelers a gateway to experience the magical allure of Tromsø’s winter wonderland. Situated in the Arctic Circle and renowned for its prime position to witness the aurora borealis, Tromsø also boasts abundant snowfall ideal for winter activities like skiing, mountaineering, and whale watching. Additionally, the city’s charming Christmas markets add to its appeal, making it a sought-after destination for holidaymakers seeking festive cheer. Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, expressed excitement about introducing Tromsø to the airline’s route network, highlighting its growing popularity for winter leisure activities and the optimized schedule tailored for short trips. Travelers can also take advantage of British Airways Holidays packages, including flexible payment options and a range of benefits, starting from just £60pp.

(PRESS RELEASE) London, UK, 2024-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will launch its first ever flight to Tromsø, Norway, this winter.

Operating from 1 December 2024, Tromsø will become the airline’s most northernly destination globally and is available for customers to book now.

The Norwegian city is known as being one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis, thanks to its central position in the northern lights’ oval. With average winter temperatures ranging from 0°C to -5°C, the destination’s abundant snowfall also lends itself to winter activities including skiing, mountaineering and whale watching.

This winter wonderland, which is in the Arctic Circle, is also a popular destination for those who enjoy exploring Christmas markets. The city’s most picturesque market and its Christmas tree is located in the main square, Stortorget.

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 Tromsø 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.”

Customers looking for holiday packages can enjoy a wide selection from British Airways Holidays, which include deposits from just £60pp, flexible payment options, ATOL protection, a 24-hour helpline and 23kg baggage allowance as standard. For example:

British Airways Holidays offers three nights on a room-only basis at the Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso from £379pp, travelling in January 2025. Includes economy (Euro Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow and one checked bag at 23kg per person. Book by 31 May 2024 at

Return flights are available now from £153 and will run twice a week until 27 March 2025. Customers can take skiing or snowboarding equipment as part of their checked baggage so long as the bag is within 190 x 75 x 65cm.

To book, visit

Tromsø Airport (TOS) from London Heathrow (LHR)

All times are local

Aircraft: A320neo

Season Flight number Departing LHR Arriving TOS Flight number Departing TOS Arriving LHR
Thursdays BA612 08:25 13:00 BA613 14:00 16:45
Sundays BA612 08:15 12:50 BA613 13:40 16:25

About British Airways’ flight network

As the UK’s national flag carrier, British Airways serves more than 190 destinations across more than 65 countries, including routes with its partnership airlines. The airline proudly offers customers flights to more destination from London than any other carrier.

British Airways customers have access to one of the world’s most extensive flight networks, both domestically and internationally, offering flights to and from central airports at convenient times. It operates out of three major London airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City, and serves up to 26 cities in the US alone.

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SOURCE: British Airways