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British Airways Adds Its Most Northerly Route

The airline will add a new seasonal service to Norway.


A British Airways A320neo landing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways will be launching its first-ever flight to Tromsø, Norway in December 2024. Commonly known as the ‘gateway to the Arctic,’ the new route will make Tromsø the airline’s northernmost destination in the world.

Flights will operate twice weekly from Dec. 1, 2024 to March 27, 2025. The carrier plans to operate an Airbus A320neo aircraft on the new route.

Tromsø is a popular tourist destination known for its views of the Aurora Borealis. The city is located within the Arctic Circle and boasts winter activities such as skiing, mountaineering and whale watching. Visitors can also explore the city’s Christmas markets around the holiday season.

“Those who missed the northern lights in the UK need not worry!” said Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Chief Planning and Strategy Officer, in a press release. “We are excited to welcome Tromsø to our network – it is a growing winter destination…and we’ll be the only premium carrier operating there from the UK.”

Many other European airlines serve the Norwegian city, including Lufthansa with year-round service to Frankfurt and Air France to Paris-CDG. Starting Nov. 2, 2024, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) also plans to serve Tromsø from London Heathrow.

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    Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry, he's worked in roles pertaining to airport/airline operations while holding a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from Arizona State University along with an MBA. Ryan has experience in several facets of the industry from behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 to interviewing airline industry executives. Ryan works for AirlineGeeks' owner FLYING Media, spearheading coverage in the commercial aviation space.

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