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This November, the ultra-modern Qantas 787 Dreamliner will travel across the Southern Ocean and take guests to see the vast white wilderness of Antarctica, all within a day.

At a time when international travel is on pause, it is still possible to take the world’s most unforgettable sightseeing flight, only available from Australia, with no passport required.

The Dreamliner has been privately chartered by Antarctic specialists, Antarctica Flights, and will do a total of seven flights to the white continent from November this year through to February 2021, from most capital cities. Each flight provides a full day Antarctic experience, with polar expeditioners on board to talk through the extraordinary environment on view. Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers will see their first glimpses of scattered ice followed by icebergs and ice floes. The aircraft will then fly over the Southern continent, providing extraordinary views of the rugged topography of mainland Antarctica.

Founded over 25 years ago by Phil Asker, Antarctica Flights have traditionally been undertaken by 747 planes, however the aircraft’s recent retirement has paved the way for the 787 Dreamliner, affording even better views due to its larger windows. With 19 planned routes to match the day’s weather conditions, no two flights are ever the same, each with a duration of 12 to 14 hours. Each flight will accommodate around 220 passengers, with a choice of seating options from Business through to Explorer Economy, and strict COVID protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all guests on board.

Commenting on the journeys, Antarctica Flights’ CEO Bas Bosschieter says, “Antarctica Flights offer the ultimate one-day adventure. 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!”

Antarctica Flights is committed to protecting the planet. Recognising Antarctica’s significant vulnerability to climate change, the company is continuing to aid further research and education, as well as committing to carbon offset each flight  in order to protect this unique, precious, last great wilderness.

The flights are between 9,500-10,500kms round trip (approximately 12.5 hours) dependent upon departure city. Departure dates and locations are as follows:

  • Melbourne – 15 November 2020
  • Sydney – 22 November 2020
  • Melbourne – 31 December 2020
  • Perth – 26 January 2021
  • Brisbane – 7 February 2021
  • Adelaide – 14 February 2021
  • Sydney – 21 February 2021

Prices start at $1,199 for an Explorer Economy Seat and range up to $7,999 for a Business Class Deluxe. For further information on the journeys please visit –

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