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Hello There,

 

I understand that Antarctica is not part of South America, however I had started this topic as a South America sub-page as it is the continent nearest to Antarctica.

 

I believe Antarctica can bring new successful routes to Airline-Empires, and I think it is very much possible to fly commercial airliners to Antarctica and land on a few stations that has the longest runways.

With this I would like to request the addition of the Airstrips in Antarctica as following,

 

Wilkins Runway - Runway = 13,123 Feet (Australia) ICAO=YWKS

 

McMurdo Station - Runway = 10,000 Feet (New Zealand) ICAO=NZPG

 

All this information was retrieved from http://gc.kls2.com/c...up?Q=country:AQ

 

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The issue isn't that commercial enplanements are near-non-existent, it's just that the airports don't have IATA codes. As far as I know, AE policy (that is, unless it has changed in the last few months), is no IATA code = no airport implementation. Besides, the service to the airfields at most constitutes charter flights, in most cases, government charters.


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Airport additions to AE must have had commercial scheduled passenger service at some point.

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You can be sure that tourists are going to come.

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You can be sure that tourists are going to come.

Most of them come in on boat, not plane.


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Most of them come in on boat, not plane.

If you put planes be sure that they will use air transport.

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Air Transport in Antarctica are mainly for scientific purposes. It would be too expensive for most civilians to fly into Antarctica. 


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I'm pretty sure a New Zealand airline operated passenger service to an airfield with a DC8 but I'm not sure



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Air Transport in Antarctica are mainly for scientific purposes. It would be too expensive for most civilians to fly into Antarctica.

Who cares. I mean the concorde was very expensive as well but some mad people and airline used it for 27 years.

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They'd probably be spammed to s*** by people who think it'd be cool to fly to Antarctica. 


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They'd probably be spammed to s*** by people who think it'd be cool to fly to Antarctica.

Another reason...



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I'm pretty sure a New Zealand airline operated passenger service to an airfield with a DC8 but I'm not sure

Air New Zealand even had a plane crash in Antarctica.



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Air New Zealand even had a plane crash in Antarctica.

 

It was a sightseeing flight that was never scheduled to land in Antarctica :/ 


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Those were sightseeing flights. They never landed in Antarctica, they took off from New Zealand, and flew over in DC-10s (with only half seats sold, to allow everyone to have a window view during the flight). After the ANZ crash, the flights were suspended, mainly because flying over the Antarctic is difficult (Flying over a snow covered landscape is very difficult visually, for multiple reasons, and instrument flying is near impossible, due to the pole's influence on VORs, compasses, and the such. The USAF had to develop a special method for flying into Thule AFB in northern Greenland due to that).


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It was a sightseeing flight that was never scheduled to land in Antarctica :/

Still. 257 dead. It was on Antarctic ice.



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Still. 257 dead. It was on Antarctic ice.

Though lots of mad people still want flights for experiments and TOURISM!!!!

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Still. 257 dead. It was on Antarctic ice.

Though lots of mad people still want flights for experiments and TOURISM!!!!

It was a sightseeing flight that was never scheduled to land in Antarctica :/

sightseeing flight with 257 PASSENGERS!!!!!

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MH370 went down in the Indian ocean, killing what 300+ people? That doesn't mean we can add the Indian Ocean as a flight for AE. 

 

For a note I made the comparison since an NZ DC10 crashing over the Antarctic is obviously the same as a Malaysian 77E disappearing and the fact people died there seems to be a point for some people to want it added... 



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MH370 went down in the Indian ocean, killing what 300+ people? That doesn't mean we can add the Indian Ocean as a flight for AE. 

 

For a note I made the comparison since an NZ DC10 crashing over the Antarctic is obviously the same as a Malaysian 77E disappearing and the fact people died there seems to be a point for some people to want it added... 

But it's an ocean. There are no airports. And I don't really care if Antarctica gets added; I stated the NZ DC10 crash in response to Eastwind's comment, not the OP.



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Firstly, MH370 killed 239, Will. Well done. MH's B772ERs don't even fit 300 people, genius. Anyway, there's no planes landing in Antarctica on commercial flights so there is no case for opening it.

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