New Zealand airline plans Antarctic ice landings
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's flagship airline plans to open a new frontier by flying planes to Antarctica that pilots would land on an ice runway.
But tourists wanting to travel to the frozen continent will need to keep their hopes in check.
The chartered Air New Zealand flights would be for scientists and their crews, and the airline said on Tuesday it has no plans to start commercial trips.
Many countries fly scientists to Antarctica. But those flights are typically run by government or military agencies, or by specialised companies.