On Sunday, 31 January, a 16-member crew led by Flight Captain Rolf Uzat departed Germany on the longest nonstop flight in the history of Lufthansa.
The flight time from Hamburg to the Mount Pleasant military base on the Falkland Islands took exactly 15:26 hours for the 13,700-kilometre route.
There were 92 passengers on board the charter flight LH2574, half were scientists and the other half the ship crew for the upcoming expedition on the Polarstern research vessel.
Falklands Radio spoke to Lufthansa Fleet Captain Thomas Jahn and Pilot Rolf Uzat about the unique challenges of the flight.
This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 4, 2021.
Photograph courtesy of Lufthansa Group.