Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway Opens in Antarctica
The newest blue-ice runway has opened in Antarctica after over 4 years of planning and research to select the spot and make it happen. The new Union Glacier runway will be used by Adventure Network International to land passenger planes from South America. The Union Glacier also has a base camp from which to they will operate various adventurous itineraries. They have been doing similar things from the Patriot Hills runway about 70 kilometers away from the new runway. The new runway will help improve flight reliability due to its location. The new runway also has a heated terminal for passengers to wait for shuttle service to the base camp.