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Longyearbyen airport: running out of fuel

The airport at Longyearbyen, Svalbard lufthavn, is running out of fuel. New kerosine is ordered and coming up by ship, but this takes some time. Meanwhile, fuel is rationed. Police and rescue services have got priority, while airlines are asked to refuel in mainland Norway as much as possible.

As a result, direct flights from Longyearbyen to Oslo may be forced to make an extra stop in Tromsø for refuelling, which results in delayed arrivals, as this author painfully experienced last week.

The supply ship is to come next week, and then all planes can refuel again in Longyearbyen.

A kingdom for a jerrycan! Svalbard lufthavn is running out of fuel.

Longyearbyen airport

Quelle: NRK

last modification: 2015-06-09 · copyright: Rolf Stange