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EasyJet has launched new £40.99 flights to Lapland from Manchester in time for Christmas
You can't put a price on taking the kids to see Santa - but this is a proper bargain.
EasyJet has launched a brand new route from Manchester to Lapland, taking off this winter for the very first time.
Mancs will be able to jet off to a magical winter wonderland this Christmas with the direct route to Kittila in Lapland, Finland.
The stunning landscape in the northern Arctic circle is famed for being home to Santa Claus and a popular choice for festive family holidays.
Kittila is located 150km north of Roveniemi in the northern arctic circle.
EasyJet’s new route from Manchester Airport to Lapland will show off the region’s winter sports, stargazing, snowy alpine forests, and of course, everyone’s bucket list item, the Northern Lights.
It will give families the opportunity to explore Santa’s village and meet Father Christmas and Rudolph.
The flights will start running twice-weekly from mid-November throughout the winter season.
Having last year added a new route connecting Manchester to Rovaniemi in the heartland of Lapland, the addition of Kittlia provides even more choice for those from the North West considering booking a magical Christmas break.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: “We’re delighted to be adding a new route from Manchester to Kittila this winter.
“As an entirely new destination in our network, this new connection means we are able to build on our offering from Manchester for those in search of winter breaks by providing customers more choice to enjoy an even greater range of destinations this winter at fantastic low fares.
“Lapland is perfect especially for families with children looking to visit Father Christmas, winter ski lovers and all those wishing to explore this magical arctic destination.”
Robert Smith, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “We know a family trip to Lapland is on many of our passengers’ Christmas lists so it’s fantastic to see easyJet launching a service from Manchester to Kittilä this winter.
“This new service demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to providing outstanding choice year-round to passengers flying from Manchester.”
Manchester to Rovaniemi in Lapland flights will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from 16 November with fares starting from £40.99
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