“Gatwick is our largest base and we are pleased to have strengthened our network there with the launch of this new service to Rovaniemi.
“This is a brand new destination for easyJet and in adding it we are really pleased to be able to be offer easy and affordable connections to our customers in London and the south east to a destination which previously had limited low fare options.
“This route has already proved a very popular addition to our route network from London Gatwick especially with families wishing to visit Santa this winter or travellers wishing to experience the Northern lights”, says Sophie Dekkers, EasyJet’s UK Commercial Director.
“A winter trip to visit Father Christmas in his hometown has long been a favourite of Gatwick passengers, and we’re pleased that the charming city of Rovaniemi will now be even more accessible thanks to this new twice-weekly service from easyJet”, says Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport.
Rovaniemi offers a variety of traditional and unique winter activities and is the official Hometown of Santa Claus. In winter visitors can experience the Northern Lights during the Polar Nights, meet huskies and reindeer or ride a snowmobile.
“As Lapland’s attractiveness as a destination is growing, Finavia invests major amounts in Lapland Airports to support the growth. For example, Rovaniemi Airport terminal will grow with over 75 percent by Christmas season in 2019. We are happy to contribute to Lapland’s tourism growth with EasyJet by making it possible to fly there directly”, says Jani Jolkkonen, Senior Vice President of Airport Network at Finavia.
Rovaniemi - The Official Hometown of Santa Claus® is popular destination among British travelers especially during the Christmas season and throughout the winter.
“We are happy that this the new connection that serves the visitors to meet Santa and to experience the Magic of Christmas any day at the Arctic Circle has started today”, says Sanna Kärkkäinen, the CEO of Visit Rovaniemi. “The magical Northern Lights can be seen from August to April and there are many tours available. In winter season many travelers go on husky sleigh rides, reindeer farm visits, snowmobile safaris and skiing.” As a gateway to Lapland Rovaniemi airport serves many neighbouring travel resorts as well within short driving distance.