Finnair customers, who take flights to Japan and South Korea which now pass over the North Pole, are to receive a special certificate to mark the moment. The Finnish carrier’s first flight over the North Pole in almost three decades took place on March 9 this year, as the AY073 flew from Helsinki to Tokyo Narita. But instead of heading directly east, it headed north and passed directly over the North Pole as part of its extended flightpath to Japan, skirting around now closed Russian airspace. Finnair’s Airbus A350 took 12 hours and 52 minutes to complete its journey across

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