A much-anticipated flight to see the Northern Lights has been cancelled.
Some 60 people had booked to fly with from Ronaldsway on February 12 to seek out the elusive aurora borealis.
But organisers of the trip, Omega Holidays, have announced that they have had to cancel due to ‘operational reasons’.
Omega Holiday’s Peter Truman said: ‘It is with great sadness and after a lot of hard work by all parties that we have to cancel our proposed flight to go in search of the Northern Lights from the Isle Of Man due to depart on February 12.
‘Despite strong bookings and the airport willing to co-operate in extending its opening hours to accommodate our flight we have been informed that the airline that we proposed to use for the flight are unable to operate due to “operational reasons”.
‘Despite our extensive efforts to secure a different airline none was available with appropriate aircraft. We were left with little choice but to cancel the flight.
‘Passengers who have been affected have been contacted by telephone by our customer services team and a letter has been sent to everyone apologising for the inconvenience and disappointment that has affected all of us. A full refund will be made for the cost of the flight.
‘On a brighter note I am delighted to confirm that our new holiday to Austria and Switzerland in the summer from the Isle of Man is currently fully booked.’