- easyJet and charity Aerobility are partnering to offer a special flight to experience the magic of the Northern Lights at 30,000 feet
- Tickets include a two-course meal, entertainment and expert presentations including from BBC’s Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence
- The funds raised go to charity Aerobility, whose mission is to provide anyone with any disability with access to flying
- Limited tickets for the flight on 18 February 2023 from London Gatwick are now available to book, with discounted rates available for disabled flyers, carers and children
London, UK, 2022-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet is partnering once again with disabled flying charity Aerobility to host a unique ‘Aurora Flight’, providing the opportunity to experience the magic of the Northern Lights at 30,000 feet.
The flight will be the first Northern Lights experience the airline and charity have operated since before the pandemic, which have previously enabled hundreds of passengers to enjoy amazing views of the ‘Aurora Borealis’ from the sky over the past 8 years. The flights have even played host to an inflight marriage proposal, with Oli and Steph Bruce from Oxfordshire tying the knot in June 2022 after getting engaged onboard the Aurora flight in February 2020.
The ‘Aurora’ flight from London Gatwick on 18 February 2023 includes a two-course meal at Gatwick Sofitel Hotel, pre-departure presentations and inflight commentary from special guests including Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence and Aurora experts from the British Antarctic Survey, as well as entertainment and refreshments onboard.
Tickets are now available to book at Aerobility.com/aurora for £349 per person, with discounted rates available for disabled flyers, carers and children.
The funds raised from the Aurora Flight will support disabled flying at Aerobility.
Mike Miller Smith, CEO at the charity said:
“We exist to change lives by providing anyone, with any disability with access to the magic and wonder of flight. We do this because taking the controls of an aircraft drives a focus on capability and encourages our flyers to ask the question ‘If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?’
“This makes everything else in life feel that little bit more achievable, whilst offering the ultimate feeling of freedom and escape from restrictions of disability.”
“The Aurora Flight with easyJet means so much to Aerobility and those we look after. Not only does it provide a life-changing experience on the night, but it also funds many more life-changing flights at Aerobility, of course with our aircraft being just slightly smaller. We can’t thank everyone at easyJet and all the other companies that make the Aurora Flight possible enough.”
easyJet’s Captain Chris Foster, Aurora flight pilot, said:
“We are incredibly proud to be able to offer this special Northern Lights flight once again and it is an honour to support Aerobility and the wonderful work they do. I would encourage anyone to book what is sure to be a fantastic flight that not only offers a unique experience but also contributes to a very worthwhile cause.”
Notes to editors:
For more information about Aerobility, visit aerobility.com
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 96 million passengers in 2019 – more than 16 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £14m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously having joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021. easyJet has recently published its roadmap to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035. Since 2000, over a 20-year period, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.
Aerobility changes lives by providing anyone, with any disability with access to the magic and wonder of flight.
We do this because taking the controls of an aircraft drives a focus on capability and encourages our flyers to ask the question ‘If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?’
This makes everything else in life feel that little bit more achievable, whilst offering the ultimate feeling of freedom and escape from restrictions of disability.
Flying with Aerobility can deliver increased life ambition, leading to improved life opportunity, driving many of our beneficiaries toward more independent and personally fulfilling lives.
Aerobility represents the needs of those living with disability in to aviation and is recognised as the leading expert in disabled flying.