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Touring flight to the icy continent

ANTARCTIC

Tickets for the next sightseeing flight departing Tasmania for Antarctica are now on sale.

It's just the second time since 1994 a flight of its kind will depart Hobart.

There will be six different seating options ranging from Business Class Deluxe to Explorer Economy and ticket prices start from $1,199.

RACT’s State Sales Manager, Christine Benbow, encouraged people to book early as the flight is expected to sell out quickly.

“Tasmanians are fascinated with Antarctica and prior to COVID we were frequently asked about scenic flights and cruises to the frozen continent. It’s a real bucket-list item for many Tasmanian travellers," she said.

“Tickets will go on sale Monday and will only be available through RACT Travel for the next three weeks."

“RACT Travel has worked closely with our partners at Captain’s Choice to make this flight available and in another first, our passengers will experience the ultimate comfort of travelling in a QANTAS 787 Dreamliner."

The flight itself will depart Hobart Airport on Sunday, 30 January 2022 and will use carbon offsets to ensure it’s a carbon neutral flight.

More information is available at www.ract.com.au.