High winds, deep snow, blinding blizzards and temperatures so low they can make your eyes freeze shut… Welcome to Airport: Below Zero, HISTORY’s new original fall series premiering Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 E/P.
Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s most northerly, fastest growing major airport. Each day it faces challenges from extreme temperatures to medical emergencies and passengers to massive planes arriving in cargo, BUT one thing is constant – this airport NEVER closes.
With total access to the airport and a compelling cast of characters, we’ll witness evacuees arriving from Fort McMurray, the arrival of Iron Maiden’s jumbo jet and witness the snowstorm of the year that would shut down a normal airport. In each episode, our team of firefighters, ticket agents and cargo handlers perform a complex balancing act where the perils of operating at 53 degrees north latitude constantly threaten to disrupt a never-ending stream of take offs and landings.