Arctic Winter Games athletes arrive by the planeload: Airport sees busiest day ever

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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2006

 

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  Boeing 737 jets from Air North brought athletes from Canadian teams. Photos by M. Scott Moon

Boeing 737 jets from Air North brought athletes from Canadian teams.

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

Aviaja Kristiansen and Paninnguaq Lynge, both volleyball players with Team Greenland, peek through a curtain to watch new arrivals receive their credentials and instructions shortly after they deplaned Friday night from the seven-hour flight from their home country.

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

Members of Team Greenland wave from the tarmac after arriving on a Boeing 757

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

Volunteers Jan Halverson and Paula Christensen point the way to Team Nunavik-Quebec after helping them with their credentials at the processing center set up at Kenai Municipal Airport.

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

Johanna Martin of Team Yukon photographs members of her cross-country ski team as they wait at the airport for buses to their school dorms Saturday morning.

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

Peri Johansen of Team Greenland keeps a balloon airborne at the airport Saturday. He said he was looking forward to competing in the indoor soccer events later this week.

Photos by M. Scott Moon

 

More than a dozen jets arrived at Kenai Municipal Airport in just over a day's time, bringing athletes, coaches and chaperones from across Canada and Greenland. Others arrived by bus after flying into Anchorage.

Photos by M. Scott Moon



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