Doncaster Airport to gain special Northern Lights flights - Robin Hood,Airport Hotels Airport News

Airport news for Robin Hood,Airport Hotels on 22/10/2009.

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UK travellers interested in experiencing and learning more about the extraordinary Northern Lights phenomenon are being offered a new treat. From March 16, 2010, Omega Holidays will commence special flights exclusively planned and designed to help travellers enjoy this spectacular phenomenon from the flight itself.

Besides promising excellent chances of viewing the spectacle, Omega Holidays will also weave various extras into the package, like an hour-long briefing on the phenomenon by Pete Lawrence from BBC's Sky at Night. Lawrence will provide passengers with information and explanations about the gorgeous spectacle they are hoping to witness, just before they board the plane.

Onboard the flight, two professional astronomers will accompany travellers, and provide insight and information aroudn the phenomenon.

And how guaranteed are the passengers to actually view the Northern Lights? Doncaster Sheffield Airport's marketing and communications manager, Jodi Stow, says travellers who take this flight stand an 80% chance of a succesful viewing.

Located seven miles from Doncaster and 25 miles from Sheffield, the Robin Hood airport, as it is commonly referred to, will offer these special flights to Norway from the next year. The Northern Lights are as popular a phenomenon as they are mysterious, and travellers from all corners of the globe have made special journeys to Norway and other countried where they can be sighted.

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