Icelandair Launches New Aurora Borealis-Themed Aircraft on Transatlantic Routes

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 February 2015
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DSC_0288Icelandair announced the launch of the Hekla Aurora, the airline’s new Aurora Borealis-themed airplane.

The Boeing 757 is outfitted in new Aurora Borealis livery, and has interior mood lighting and an on-board light show inspired by the natural phenomenon.  The launch is part of the carrier’s #MyStopover campaign, which allows passengers flying on transatlantic flights the opportunity to stop and stay in Iceland for up to seven nights for the same price as a standard ticket.

The aircraft will be deployed on various routes throughout the carrier’s network.

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is a natural light display in the sky that is seen in high northern latitudes.  The occurrence is caused by the ionization of atmospheric components, brought about by charged particles entering the atmosphere, and is usually manifested as red, green, yellow, pink, and blue lights.

Icelandair currently offers service to Reykjavik from various North American destinations, including Boston, Seattle, Denver, Toronto, New York, and Washington, D.C., with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Vancouver, Halifax, and Anchorage, among others.  From its hub at Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik, the carrier offers service to over 20 destinations throughout Europe.

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