LTU Special Flight
The first sightseeing flight to the North Pole has returned safely to Dusseldorf Airport / Germany. This premiere flight, operated by a modern and fuel-efficient LTU Airbus A330-200, flew from Dusseldorf across Denmark, Central Norway and the Norwegian coast to the Spitsbergen Archipelago. The weather was in our favor today and passengers were able to see the beautiful arctic landscape very clearly. Besides views through the passenger windows, seven cameras were installed in the cockpit and offered a high-quality live transmissions of pictures into the cabin.
After passing Spitsbergen, the flight continued directly towards the North Pole, 90 degrees North. While approaching the Pole, passengers (some of which came all the way from Canada or the USA to join this flight) toasted to the occasion with a glass of Champagne. At the Pole, flight captain Josef Moser performed a small flight around the world, passing all degrees of longitude and the international date line within minutes. What followed was just as spectacular: two hours of clear skies and beautiful views along GreenlandÂ´s East Coast. From Southern Greenland, the flight took passengers via Iceland directly to Dusseldorf where the flight landed after just under 13 hours in time for sunset.
285 passengers of 13 different nationalities were aboard this premiere flight. Because of the very good feedback by passengers, Deutsche Polarflug has launched a second flight later this year. The flight will depart from Dusseldorf once more on September 1st and again be operated by LTU. Flights can be booked and more information be obtained on our website www.polarflug.de .
The pollution caused by this flight has been compensated completely by a donation of all passengers to the co-operation partner www.prima-klima-weltweit.de . The ticket price of the second planned flight in September will contain this charge already!
Deutsche Polarflug GbR
D-48153 MÃ¼nster / Germany
Phone: +49 251 74 74 678
Fax: +49 251 74 74 679
Mobile: +49 178 217 5805