BA to launch London Heathrow - Tromsø

Old May 23, 2024, 3:00 am
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BA to launch London Heathrow - Tromsø

London Air Travel reports that BA will shortly launch a new winter seasonal route from Heathrow to Tromsø:

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Old May 23, 2024, 3:13 am
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Looks like first flight is 1 December, and twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday.

Definitely a place I recommend visiting

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Sundays
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Old May 23, 2024, 3:15 am
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Also now confirmed by BA:

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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.
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Good news, but I'd dearly like to see Stavanger and Bergen back on the network.
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If only it was Trondheim would have been very handy for us visiting my partners family
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This is a great addition. above the Arctic Circle, having visited there in late May a few years ago, you can experience the everlasting daylight phenomenon. Of course, everlasting night in the winter if you are so inclined. This year Sunlight all day from 18 May to 26 Jul 2024, The Sunrise and Sunset website below is useful. Hopefully, this will roll over to the summer schedule next year, noted it doesn't start until Dec 24, which is a shame.
https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/norw...th=7&year=2024
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Have been to Tromso on a work corporate jolly in January about 30 years ago. It was about -20C I recall and we went further north to Alta for 3 nights. Both magical places in the winter, despite the cold, can really recommend them.
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Wonderful news, we love visiting northern Norway and even got married up in the Arctic. Will still have to transfer onto Wideroe for the smaller destinations but Tromso is great. Albeit incredibly expensive!
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Ohh this is exciting news!!
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Brilliant news. We are usually in Iceland between Christmas and new year, but now Tromso booked with avios.
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Not sure the appeal of the Northern Lights given that half the country has just seen them for free from the back patio, but I suppose the Arctic magic is special. SAS already announced Heathrow-Tromso the other day so maybe the airport is offering incentives.
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No lounge at Tromso
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Originally Posted by ajamieson
Not sure the appeal of the Northern Lights given that half the country has just seen them for free from the back patio, but I suppose the Arctic magic is special. SAS already announced Heathrow-Tromso the other day so maybe the airport is offering incentives.
i can assure you what you saw, whilst very nice, was nowhere near the full experience. and yes these are from a trip i made to Tromso about 10 years ago. And this wasn't with a slow shutter speed, so was what you saw with the naked eye.













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Would this be a new CE route earning 80 TP each way?

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How about a mini do to TOS?
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Possible, but I'd bet on the usual 40 TP. Or maybe 4ø
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