A plane landing in Antarctica


The gateway from Cape Town to Antarctica for research and logistics.

The Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN) is a non-profit, international co-operative project formed by a group of national Antarctic operators. Its purpose is to provide its participants with a more economic, flexible and timely entry into the Antarctic. Bi- and multilateral agreements between national Antarctic operators are the basis for co-operation within DROMLAN. Founding members are the national Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) organizations of Belgium, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Hercules C-130 at Troll Airfield
Hercules C-130 at Troll Airfield. Photo: G. Hekne, Norwegian Polar Institute