Atlantic Bridge


Atlantic Bridge

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During the Second World War, new bombers flew this route.

This route is no longer used, due to the advent of modern jet airliners which can fly a direct route from Canada or the United States to Europe without the need for a fueling stop. If fuel costs rise high enough, this route may come into use again, especially if Iceland begins to manufacture a kerosene substitute using electricity from geothermal energy. Fact|date=February 2007

This route is longer overall than the direct route and involves an extra landing and takeoff, which is costly in fuel terms. A direct route can be efficient as it allows cruising at high altitude. A stop over on Greenland might also be possible, although at present no facility exists in Greenland capable of serving commercial airliners.


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