Icelandair Flys To Antarctica's Ice Runway In A 6 Hour 767 Flight.
As the summer season in Antarctica is in full swing, Icelandair has helped transport a team of researchers in Antarctica. Icelandair airlines used one of the Boeing 767s to fly from the Reykjavik-Keplavik hub via Oslo and Cape Town. The final journey of the trip lasted over 6 hours and arrived at the ice rink.
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As discovered by FlightRadar24.com on Facebook, Icelandair has once again sent a group of Norwegian researchers to Antarctica. The journey to the southern tip of the planet lasted several days and began on November 15th, earlier this week. This is the shortest section of the trip, during which Icelandair first flew a Boeing 767 to Norway to pick up researchers. According to
RadarBox.com, all three sections of the trip had the same flight number: FI1010. The flight took off from Reykjavik to Reykjanesbik on Monday at 8:50 am and arrived at Osloger Demoen Airport at 12:02 pm local time, just over two hours later. After spending the afternoon on the ground, I resumed with a researcher at 4:50 pm.
Followed by Icelandair's longest flight of FI1010, which took nearly 13 hours to fly directly to Cape Town, South Africa. After 12 hours and 52 minutes in the air, the plane landed in the country's second largest city at 6:42 am the next morning. The most interesting part of the
flight FI1010's journey was, of course, the last section from South Africa to Antarctica. According to FlightRadar24.com data, Cape Town's 767 spent a little over two hours on the ground before taking off at 8:47 am.
As you can see in the photo below, the aircraft first flew southwest before adjusting to west-southwest orbit. Most of this stage took place at sea in the Southern Ocean. According to FlightRadar24.com, the last part of the huge journey took 6 hours and 13 minutes, resulting in the 767 landing around 1 pm local time.
Troll Institute is accustomed to such arrivals. Simple Flying reported on a similar trip with Icelandair 767 earlier this year. In this case, the plane flew directly from Iceland to South Africa, where it welcomed researchers. The station has an ice runway that supports such aircraft and is a beautiful sight on arrival and departure.
Icelandair's flight to Antarctica plays an important role in the operation of the Troll base. After all, they are also preparing for station workers, as Simple Flying discovered in March. Antarctica is a beautiful place, but Icelandair didn't waste time taking the plane home. It started as FI1011 at 2:45 pm yesterday, less than two hours on the ground.
Arriving in Cape Town in just over five hours At the time of writing this article, she was preparing to leave South Africa. The 21-year-old 767300ER, registered with TFISO, will go straight to Iceland before returning to passenger service. According to FlightRadar24, his first mission is to return to New York JFK tomorrow night.
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