Icelandair Sends A Boeing 767 To Antarctica

Icelandair is sending one of its Boeing 767 aircraft to Antarctica. Before flying down to Troll Research Station on the Earth’s southernmost continent, the aircraft will stop in Cape Town, South Africa. It comes weeks after Lufthansa’s longest flight yet to get German researchers to the South Pole.


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cign just now lmao

At first I got confused with Arctic and Antarctic.

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I sure hope not

Its a research station run by the Norwegians. I misinterpreted it too.

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Ok I’ll have to do some research on it

See what I did there

After stopping in Cape Town (South Africa) to pick-up a team of Norwegian researchers, Icelandair’s Boeing 767 is on its final flight to the bottom of the world, where Troll Research Station is located in Antarctica. The flight departed Cape Town Airport (CPT) at 08:39 local time on February 26th on a journey that will take it another 4,300km (2,320NM). The journey is a charter arranged through Icelandic firm Loftleidir.


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Over the weekend, an Icelandair Boeing 767-300ER, chartered by Icelandic firm Loftleidir, returned from an ultra-long-distance journey from Antarctica. The aircraft had been tasked with bringing home researchers who had been working at the Norwegian Polar Institute’s Troll Research Station. Since the flight’s completion, the institute’s Twitter page has published stunning video of the 767 parked on, and then taking off from, a blue ice runway.

Video https://twitter.com/norskpolar/status/1366400112059174917?s=21
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Even though Icelandair’s aircraft are based just outside of the Arctic Circle, one of its Boeing 767-300ERs took a trip to the other side of the globe to Antarctica last week. The jet was operated by Loftleiðir, which is Icelandair’s charter subsidiary. Its mission was to offload provisions for staff at the Norwegian Polar Institute’s Troll Research Station, who will remain there during the continent’s winter season. The plane also picked up scientists to bring them back to Norway after their service over the summer.


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