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Platinum Airways entertains Peak Traffic

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Platinum Airways has announced yet another challenging Destination of the Week theme: Peak Traffic. The series will take mountain climbers to the five continent’s airports that provide prime access to their highest peaks.

 

February promises to be a very scenic month for Platinum Airways’ DOTW pilots. For five weeks, they will take mountain climbers to the airport that is closest to each continent’s highest peak. The series starts with Africa’s enigmatic Kilimanjaro volcano, and Kilimanjaro International Airport (HTKJ). The second week takes us to Mont Blanc Airport (LFLP), the closest airport to Europe’s highest mountain. Next up is Alaska, and McKinley National Park Airport (PAIN). From there, we will travel south, to the main airport for South America’s highest peak, the Aconcagua, not too far from Mendoza’s El Plumerillo International Airport (SAME). The sting of Peak Traffic is in its tail. The series ends with arguably the world’s most dangerous airport and the main entry port to Mount Everest Base Camp, Tenzing-Hillary or Lukla Aiport (VNLK). It may be a short flight, less than half an hour, from Kathmandu International (VNKT), but it is invariably described as one of the most hair raising experiences.

DOTW missions qualify for a 5% bonus if completed within the allotted time span. They come with charts, links to scenery files for FS9, FSX and X-Plane if available, and a selection of YouTube videos.

 

About Platinum Airways:

Keen to deliver on its mission to keep the fun in the hobby, Platinum Airways is probably the only virtual airline to combine an Open Skies policy, allowing its pilots to fly any mission of their choice with the aircraft of their choice at the time of their choice, with a strategic hub network. The carefully selected hubs, Newark (KEWR), Dallas-Fort Worth (KDFW), Vancouver (CYVR), Perth (YPPH) and Brussels (EBBR), should be attractive to a global membership. In addition, Platinum Airways offers its pilots an often cheeky Destination of the Week, Relief, Military and Cargo missions and a soon to be launched Flight Dispatch division. Sticking to the KISS principle (Keep It Straight and Simple), Platinum Airways hosts an active forum and a screenshot of the week competition, with the winner providing the main picture on its home page for the next week.

For more information, please visit www.platinumairways.org or mail info [at] platinumairways.org.

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