Icelandic to operate Boeing 757-200 Air Freight to Antarctica regularly


According to the recent aviation news report, the Icelandic, which is a sister company of Icelandair has started their regular flight service to the world’s seventh continent, Antarctica. The airlines company has planned initially to fly with Boeing 757-200 air freight. As planned the company has started their service last week. The first flight was dated on November 17, 2015, which is a proving flight. The first flight with passengers was on November 27, 2015 and it has carried 50 passengers to Antarctica and has landed in the Union Glacier Station there. The Boeing 757 was designed with 52J/10Y seats. The flight has started its travel at Puntas Arenas at Chile. This is going to be a real adventurous and thrilling journey for the passengers, said the Icelandic officials and they are happy about initiating the first flight service to a place where no other freight companies have ever thought of a flight service.

This flight was operated for the group of companies that were running camps at the glacier for the scientists who were into researches there and also for the mountain climbers who were into adventures there at Antarctica. Also through the Adventure Network International, many people will travel to the South Pole every year during the “Antarctic Summer”. ANI has announced that the aircraft that has landed on the Union Glacier Station was serving the continent previously. But this is the first time that the ANI has come to know this. People who are well known about the matter have told that the air freight company Icelandic is planning to serve the continent regularly. The plans for the freight service were done already. As per the data available now, the company has planned only to operate Boeing 757-200 to the continent. In case of requirements, the changes in the flight schedule or the air freight will be altered.

According to the sources, the Icelandic and Icelandair together have planned to continue the service for the next seven months and the same Boeing 757-200 will be operated. Many sources have told that the flight service to Antarctica will be there every week. But the Icelandair has not made any official announcement on the schedules of their flight plans. The company is also planning to initiate the cargo services to the continent, said the sources. But the news was not confirmed yet by the company. Soon the Icelandic and Icelandair are expected to make official announcements on their flight plans and their duration of service to the Ice Continent. Passengers to Antarctica have told that it was really a thrilling experience for them to have a trip to the new world.


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