BA launches flights from London to Finland’s northernmost airport

Direct flights between London and Ivalo start in December 2024. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Finnish Lapland has in recent years become a popular winter destination for tourists. Next winter it will be possible to take the plane from the United Kingdom’s capital to Ivalo in Finnish Lapland, Finavia reports in a press release.
The British Airways’ subsidiary BA Euroflyer will launch scheduled flights from London Gatwick Airport to Ivalo. The route will be flown twice a week next winter, starting in December 2024.

BA Euroflyer will fly the route on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 3 December 2024 to14 February 2025.

“Regular scheduled flights are very important for the accessibility of both Lapland and Finland as a whole. At Finavia, we do a lot of work with airlines and other partners to develop routes. We are delighted to celebrate yet another new route and to welcome the London route to Ivalo Airport,” says Petri Vuori, Finavia’s SVP responsible for route development.

Thus far it has been possible to fly to Ivalo from London Heathrow, via Helsinki.

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: Air North cancels winter flights between Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Toronto, CBC News

Finland: Finnair to continue state-subsidised regional flights, including in Lapland, Yle News

Norway: Air France launches flights to three destinations above the Arctic Circle, The Independent Barents Observer

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