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Concorde in Lapland: A British Airways Christmas

MIAMI– Whilst made famous by the transatlantic flights from London (LHR) to New York (JFK) and the handful of other charters the airline’s flag carrier used to operate, the British Airways (BA) Concorde made a number of trips to Rovaniemi (RVN) as a seasonal Christmas Charter.

The first BA Concorde charter to the official home of Santa Claus touched down onto the snow covered runway of Rovaniemi on Christmas Day, 1984. The arrival of this supersonic jet brought 97 people from the United Kingdom to Northern Finland for a festive 8 hour visit. 

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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