International travel has come to a halt for much of 2020 and the foreseeable future. For those lucky enough to be in Australia, a journey to Antarctica could be your way to fly internationally without breaking travel restrictions.
Antarctica Flights has launched an unforgettable daytrip experience where guests can journey across the great Southern Ocean to a land of white wilderness – without even needing a passport.
The exceptional 12-hour flight takes jetsetters across the Antarctic on the privately chartered Qantas 787 Dreamliner.
Extraordinary views of white rugged mountains, icebergs and ice floes will make for an exceptionally mesmerising flight as polar experts talk guests through the captivating views.
“See this extraordinary white wilderness from the air and learn about the southernmost continent from polar experts.” – Bas Bosschieter
Along with the specialists, passengers wanting to escape Australia – just for a day – will be able to get their first glimpses of the unique continent in as little as three hours after departure.
Antarctica Flights, which was founded by Phil Asker more than 25 years ago, usually offers the bucket-list journey with 747 planes. But due to the aircraft’s recent retirement, guests will be able to see even more of the frosty wonderland thanks to the 787’s larger windows.
With no two flights the same, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“Antarctica Flights offer the ultimate one-day adventure,” Antarctica Flights’ CEO Bas Bosschieter says. “It’s a chance to see this extraordinary white wilderness from the air and learn about the southernmost continent from polar experts, at the same time as experiencing the fabulous new Qantas 787 Dreamliner.
“You get to travel overseas, no luggage or passport required.”
Keeping in line with strict COVID-19 protocols, about 220 passengers will be entranced by the sweeping scenery down below. And with 19 planned routes, weather is unlikely to be an obstacle for the Antarctic journey.
Economy (from A$1,199) to business class deluxe (from A$7,999) seating is available, however seats will be limited in order to provide appropriate space between each passenger.
Not only is the remarkable flight a sightseeing opportunity for those wanting to escape Australian shores for a day, it also offers an educational excursion.
As Antarctica is endangered due to the threat of global warming, the experts are committed to highlighting the problems to help protect the planet.
Recognising the world’s fifth largest continent’s vulnerability to climate change, Antarctica Flights commits to carbon offset each flight in order to protect the last great wilderness.
“It’s our mission to leave this pristine landscape the way we found it,” the company states.
A special treat for anyone in Australia, just seven flights will be on offer from November 2020 to February 2021 – and they only depart from a few selected Australian cities.