Qantas to resume scenic flights to Antarctica from Australia

Frustrated Australian travellers may soon be flying to Antarctica on Qantas 787s.

While flights over the Tasman are still grounded and experts warn international flights may be off limits until at least next year, the Australian airline has kept a cool-head.

Flights over the frozen continent will be resuming as soon as November, well ahead of other routes affected by pandemic travel restrictions. Although the planes do not touch down in Antarctica, the circular scenic flights over the South Pole are expected to be a popular with frustrated Australian travellers.

The 12 hour scenic flights will be operated from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on a privately chartered Qantas 787 Dreamliner. Although there are additional social distancing measures in place, it will essentially run under the conditions of a domestic service.

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