Experience the Northern Lights on board an Air North Boeing 737

(Photo Credit: Neil Zeller Photography) (CNW Group/Tourism Yukon)

Consulta Meta has officially announced the launch of the Aurora | 360 Experience, the most exciting way to see the Northern Lights. This exclusive opportunity offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy the Northern Lights by private-chartered Boeing 737 jet (operated by Air North) for unrivalled, eye level Northern Lights viewing.  It’s the only flight in the world to take off within the Aurora Oval, offering the chance for Aurora viewing shortly after take-off.

The full Aurora | 360 Experience is February 7th to 11th, 2019, with the flight scheduled to take-off either February 8th or 9th (the flight date will be chosen a few days earlier based on Aurora forecasts). The five-day package not only offers serious bragging rights, but will provide high-altitude views of the spectacular Aurora in the Yukon sky combined with unique culinary components, industry leading guest speakers, cultural events, optional day tours and more.  With only 80 seats available, the Aurora | 360 Experience gives passengers the unique opportunity to fly above the clouds, and witness the Aurora Borealis closer than ever before.  As part of the package the passengers get to learn more about the Aurora Borealis from renowned guest speakers: Dr. Phil Plait (aka the Bad Astronomer), Dr. Christa Van Laerhoven (B.Sc. Physics & Astronomy/ Ph.D. Planetary Sciences), William Murtagh (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the assistant director for Space Weather, Energy, and Environment Division), and Pierre Paquette (Astronomy Ambassador of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada).

“The Aurora Borealis is truly one of the world’s greatest celestial phenomenons, and we are proud to offer this unparalleled experience,” says Anthony Gucciardo, Owner and President of Consulta Meta. “It’s a bucketlist worthy moment you’ll never forget.  We can’t wait to get airborne!”

“The Northern Lights are one of the Yukon’s biggest attractions. We had great success last year with the pilot project, so we’re understandably thrilled it’s being reintroduced and made even better,” says Robin Anderson, Global Marketing Manager at Tourism Yukon.  “Last year passengers saw the Aurora Borealis just nine minutes after take-off and the lights continued for 3 straight hours.  We hope they break that record this year!”

Once on board, guests can relax and enjoy the incredible views while sipping a celebratory gin from Yukon’s award-winning Yukon Brewing company and Canadian Aurora photographer, Neil Zeller will assist with helping passengers to take their own Aurora photos.

There are two Aurora | 360 flight options available:

  1. Aurora | 360 flight only for $1,045 (taxes included)
  2. Aurora | 360 Experience: Includes the Aurora | 360 flight, 4 nights accommodation in Whitehorse, 3 distinctive Yukon-flare dinners, cultural activities, entry to Takhini Hot Springs, a guided tour of Yukon Wildlife preserve and more for just  $2,939 CAD (taxes included)

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