One of the biggest ever charter flights to Antarctica has touched down on the frozen continent.
The Norse Atlantic Airways Dreamliner 787 arrived at Troll Airfield in Queen Maud Land carrying scientists and research equipment from the Norwegian Polar Institute.
The flight had originated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo and stopped off in Cape Town, South Africa before making the three-hour trip to Antarctica.
On board were 45 scientists and 12 tons of research equipment for the Norwegian Polar Institute’s nearby research station.
The runway at Troll is a “blue ice runway” and is 3000 metres long and 60 metres wide.
Norse Atlantic Airways is a low-cost, long-haul airline which normally flies to destinations in Europe, the US and more recently to Thailand.
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