Discover the Northern Lights from Southampton Airport


Discover the Northern Lights from Southampton Airport

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is at the top of many people’s bucket list, and our partners at Omega Breaks have an exclusive journey to take you on from Southampton Airport next year. But before you rush off to get your tickets, we wanted to explain to you what’s so fascinating about this particular flight.

Aurora Borealis occurs when electrically-charged particles emitted from the sun during solar flare enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with atoms and molecules in it. The lights dance across the sky, coming in various shapes and sizes and lasting from 15 minutes to a couple of hours. Most people only see green lights, however by choosing the right time and place, you can get lucky and see the whole spectrum from purple to yellow.

However if you think that watching the lights from the ground is fascinating, imaging witnessing this phenomena at a height of 40,000ft, unfolding right in front of your own eyes! With no light pollution, no disruptive weather conditions or any other obstacles, the Omega tour can offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience on board of an aircraft.

The flight, which lasts up to three and a quarter hours, will take off from Southampton Airport on 26 February 2019 in the hours of darkness in search of the best views of the Northern Lights, with on-board commentary by the two expert astronomers – Pete Lawrence, presenter of the BBC’s Sky at Night programme, and Nigel Bradbury, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an active amateur astronomer for over 40 years.

By the time you finish reading this blog, you already might have the Omega Breaks page open booking your unforgettable experience (or maybe even getting it for someone else for Christmas), however we have more great news to share with you – if you book your flight by the end of year, you can get a £20pp off discount when quoting PNLAIR20. So what are you waiting for? It’s the Aurora Borealis that’s waiting for you!

To book a Northern Lights night flight with Omega Breaks, visit the website, call 0330 013 0145 or call in to your local travel agent to enquire.