Night flight from Newcastle Airport offers passengers chance to see Northern Lights from the sky

A tour operator is selling tickets for a Northern Lights flight which aims to show passengers the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of a plane seat

Omega Breaks has run flight excursions to see the Northern Lights for 20 years, and has revealed details of a trip from Newcastle Airport .

The flight will take passengers in search of the Aurora Borealis, with the aim of letting them see the light show through a plane window, while experts guide them through the night sky.

Although the Northern Lights are probably most impressive from the ground, light pollution can obstruct views of it. But flight excursions reduce the chance of light pollution and weather obscuring views, Omega say.

Guest astronomer Pete Lawrence, from BBC’s Sky at Night, will provide expert insight.

Customers are given a pre-flight briefing from astronomers, before boarding the flight.

Then, 25 minutes after take off, the cabin is made as dark as possible, allowing passengers’ eyes to adjust to the dark, before the pilot searches for the Northern Lights, while a commentator takes passengers through what they can see in the sky.

Be warned though, there is no guarantee you will see the Aurora Borealis.

Tickets cost £229 for the Newcastle Northern Lights flight, which departs on March 23, 2020.