ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A German airline has begun non-stop flights over the pole from Anchorage to Dusseldorf, Germany, for the summer.
LTU International Airways is using 262-seat Boeing 767s for the flights, which take roughly nine hours, according to the Dusseldorf-based carrier.
Dusseldorf is on the Rhine River in far western Germany, north of Cologne and Bonn not far from the Dutch border.
The new flights leave Anchorage at noon on Wednesdays, arriving in Germany at 7 a.m. on Thursdays. From Dusseldorf, the flights leave Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m and arrive in Anchorage at 10 a.m., also on Wednesday.
LTU has 27 aircraft and flies to more than 70 destinations worldwide from eleven German airports. Among those destinations are Los Angeles and several cities in Florida.
The flights will operate through the end of September.
Condor Airlines also offers weekly flights to Germany in the summer, flying to Frankfurt.
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