Icelandair Sends a 767 to Antarctica
Icelandair, an airline based at one of the most northern points in the world is sending a Boeing 767 all the way down the globe to Antarctica. The reason for the flight is to bring researchers down to the South Pole.
The flight will be a 7,100-mile-long flight, however, the 767 cannot operate this endeavor nonstop. They will have to take a pit stop in Cape Town, South Africa. Simple Flying says “Upon arrival in Cape Town, the aircraft will pick up a team of Norwegian researchers. From there, it will continue down to Troll Research Station, an ice runway in Antarctica. Guðmundur Egill tweeted that the aircraft has six pilots, 13 flight attendants, and one mechanic.”
This is a huge accomplishment for any airline to fly to Antarctica. This, however, is not the first time for them in Antarctica. They were there once, back in 2015 on a 757.
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