Polar Routes for Air Transportation

It’s almost Christmas.  Santa and his elves are busily working away at the North Pole building toys for all the children of the world.  But Santa is not the only one transporting goods via the North Pole these days.  Hundreds of commercial airlines transport cargo and passengers via polar routes every day.  Many of these containers and people are traveling between Asia and North America or Europe.  Just ten years ago the idea of flying the polar route was a relatively new concept.

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