First ever Boeing 737 MAX landing in Antarctica

Today, Smartwings was the first in the world to land the Boeing 737 MAX in Antarctica!

The flight beyond the Antarctic Circle went smoothly. Smartwings’ Boeing 737 MAX took off from Oslo, Norway, heading for Cape Town, South Africa (with a stopover in N’Djamena, Chad). From Cape Town, the aircraft continued to Antarctica. The flight lasted 6 hours and the plane stayed in Antarctica for 2 hours, before setting off for Oslo via Cape Town again.

The flight was chartered by Aircontact to carry the members of the Norwegian Polar Institute to their base.