Icelandair lands in Antarctica

Icelandair made this announcement on social media:

We usually fly closer to home, near the Arctic Circle, but this flight was even cooler: Today, an Icelandair Boeing 767-300 landed at the Norwegian research station Troll in Antarctica. The charter flight is to pick up the research center’s scientists and fly them home to Norway.

The journey has involved a lot of planning due to the unique conditions (e.g. a landing strip on ice), and involves 6 pilots, 13 crew and 1 flight engineer. They’re all on their way back to the northern part of the globe, and we look forward to sharing more of their adventures in Antarctica with you next week – because snow, ice and wind are truly our elements.

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2 thoughts on “Icelandair lands in Antarctica

  1. londoner247

    Thank you for all of your posts: I always look forward to them and enjoy reading them. Icelandair is close to my heart and so is the Antarctic, so I look forward to hearing more! Best wishes, Jan Moester

    On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 1:16 PM World Airline News wrote:

    > Bruce Drum posted: “Icelandair made this announcement on social media: We > usually fly closer to home, near the Arctic Circle, but this flight was > even cooler: Today, an Icelandair Boeing 767-300 landed at the Norwegian > research station Troll in Antarctica. The charter fli” >

  2. John Howard Youle

    As an Antarctic fan for the past 50+ years I would be interested to know the exact route with stopovers.I assume that this flight was not non-stop but the Antarctic to the Arctic is still interesting! I edit “Polar Post”, the Society Journal of the Polar Postal History Society of GB (PPHSGB).

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