After a 15-hour, 36-minute non-stop flight, a Lufthansa Airbus landed at Mount Pleasant military base in the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
The plane, which took off from Hamburg Airport, was carrying researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the new crew of the icebreaker “Polarstern”.
The total of 92 passengers will be transferred to the ship and will start for a two-month search at the South Pole. The Lufthansa plane will return to Germany on Wednesday. This is the largest non-stop flight in the history of the company since its inception until today.