Antarctica Flights marked its first trip of the 2020/2021 season last weekend as the Qantas 787 Dreamliner took its maiden flight across the Southern Ocean from Sydney to cruise above Antarctica.
The trip provided a full day of Antarctic experiences, with a live cross to one of the Australian Antarctic research stations. Polar expeditioners were on board to talk through the extraordinary environment in view.
Until now, these flights had been undertaken by Boeing 747 jumbo jets, however the aircraft’s recent retirement paved the way for the 787 Dreamliner, affording even better views from its larger windows of the rugged topography, icebergs and ice floes from above.
The flight accommodated nearly 220 passengers, and strict COVID-19 protocols were in place to ensure the health and safety of all guests on board.
“Our passengers enjoyed a picture perfect day viewing the white wilderness from the air, whilst learning all about the southernmost continent from our polar experts on board. Antarctica Flights offer the ultimate one-day adventure, and we can’t wait to welcome more travellers aboard in the months to come,” said Antarctica Flights CEO Bas Bosschieter.
Over the next few months, Antarctica Flights will run six more flights to the White Continent between November 2020 and February 2021, from most Australian capital cities. Prices range from $1,199 for an Explorer Economy Seat to $7,999 for Business Class Deluxe.
For further information, see https://antarcticaflights.com.au/
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