Lufthansa published exciting news today. This Sunday, January 31st, Lufthansa will break its own record for a non-stop flight.
A Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 is expected to take off from Hamburg (EDDH) at 9:30 p.m. and fly about 13,700 km to the Mount Pleasant RAF base in the Falkland Islands. The approximately 15-hour flight is operated by D-AIXP under flight number LH2574. 16 crew members and 92 passengers will be on board. They already went into a two-week quarantine before departure.
LH2574 is also a record flight for the Airport, it is the longest non-stop flight ever to take off from the Hamburg apron.
You are probably wondering why Lufthansa will do such an extraordinary flight. This is due, for what else, to the current situation with Corona. Onboard are scientists and ship crews who, on behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute, will begin an expedition from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic. Usually, the scientists have always started their expeditions from Cape Town, but this is currently not possible for obvious reasons. Therefore the Falkland Islands were selected as the only alternative at the moment.
The return flight will take off on February 3rd under the flight number LH2575 bound for Munich (EDDM).
I will definitely recreate this interesting flight in Infinite Flight.