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Four flights cancelled since Sunday due to fog; forecast for Monday not promising

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Update #2: Flights are resuming normal schedules Tuesday and Scandinavian Airlines is providing an extra flight between Olso and Longyearbyen, with a stop in Tromsø, to accomodate the backlog of passengers.

Update #1: A Norwegian Air flight from Oslo is scheduled to land at about 9:15 p.m. Monday, one hour behind schedule, after skies began clearing during the afternoon. The status of other pending arrivials and departures was still not clear at 8:15 p.m. Monday.

Original story: All commercial and charter flights were cancelled Sunday and early Monday at Svalbard Airport due to dense fog, stranding about 260 people, and officials said the prospects for Monday’s flights are dubious.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of June 9, 2015

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Stranded Russian plane to be removed by ship in August
A Russian plane carrying tourists that crash landed near the Barneo ice camp at 89 degrees latitude north in early April remains stranded there and won’t be removed until it is transported aboard an icebreaker in August, according the company chartering the flight.

Gas pains: Svalbard Airport rationing scarce fuel, Svalbard Auto cleaning out tanks

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Those needing to move around in Svalbard during the next week may find themselves fuming as the fuel supply at the airport is nearly down to fumes and the gas station will be cleaning out their tanks.