The plane made history by landing on the icy runway of the world’s seventh continent Antarctica.
European aircraft maker Airbus A340 has set a new record by successfully landing on the icy runway of the world’s seventh continent Antarctica.
The Portuguese airline High Fly took off from Cape Town, the capital of South Africa, on the morning of November 2.
The flight covered 2,500 nautical miles in 5 hours and reached Antarctica, setting a new record by landing on an icy runway.
The crew spent three and a half hours in Antarctica.
The captain said the combination of the area around the runway and the vast white desert surrounding it challenged the decision of altitude.
According to the report, despite the difficulties, Mapuri successfully lowered the wheels of the jet. After this historic flight, a small number of tourists and scientists with essential equipment will be used to fly to Antarctica.
It is noteworthy that there is no real airport in Antarctica yet.
The glacier has only 50 landing strips and runways, which means there are likely to be some more challenging landings in the future, but Mapori and his crew have proven that this can be done.