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Antarctica
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BAE-146
/ AVRO RJ
Aircraft

 
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Passengers embarking on a BAE-146 aircraft for their flight to the Antarctica Penisula

 
BAE-146 / AVRO RJ aircraft

 

There was a time when adventure travelers who wanted to reach the Antarctic Peninsula had only one option: to sail across the tempestuous Drake Passage.  Since 2003, A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas, in the Chilean Patagonia, directly to Antarctica where you board your expedition ship. You thereby avoid the stormy seas of the Drake Passage – and the potential seasickness - and experience only the best Antarctica has to offer.

Passenger cabin of a BAE-146 aircraft

Specifications
Model: BAE 146-200 / AVRO RJ-85
Capacity: 71 passengers
Engines: 4 turbofans
Honeywell ALF 502R-5
Length: 93 ft. 8 in
(28.55 m)
Wingspan: 86 ft. 5 in
(26.34 m)
Cruise Speed: 465 mph
(750 km/h)
Service Ceiling: 31,200 ft.
(9,500 m)

The BAE-146 / AVRO RJ aircraft was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems).  It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runway requirements, which make it particularly suited for this kind of destination.  It is operated by Aerovias DAP, which has more than 25 years of experience flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.
 

 

Seating Categories

Preferred - Reserved Seating (For an extra level of comfort, you can purchase Preferred Seats on your Antarctic flight.)
Economy - Open Seating
 

Aircraft on approach to landCockpit of a BAE-146 aircraftPassengers debarking form a BAE-146 aircraft.

 

 
Sailing or Flying?

Each option involves a certain degree of uncertainty.
But for sure, one option is more convenient that the other.

Sailing or Flying?
Sailing across the Drake:
Possible heady storms
Flying over the Drake:
Possible flight delays
Delayed arrival / early departure Delayed arrival / early departure
Sea-sickness Meals in restaurants
Discomfort and distress Comfortable night’s sleep
Possible injury Time to explore Antarctica and Patagonia

Flight Delay: What are the odds?

Air-Cruise operation is weather dependent. Therefore, flight delays can be caused
by low clouds, fog, and heavy wind conditions at King George island.
As of February 26, 2018, Antarctica21 has operated 162 flights, among which:
· 130 operated on the scheduled day
· 25 operated the day before of after the scheduled days
· 5 operated with two-day delay
· 1 operated with a three-day delay
· 1 operated with a four-day delay
In the 15-year history of Antarctica21, only one flight was delayed to the point
where clients could not fly to Antarctica at all.
 

Important:
Even though the odds of experiencing a delay are low, travelers must be prepared for the possibility.
 

Contingency plan for possible flight delays

The Contingency Plan is included in the cost of your expedition.  The primary goal of the plan is to provide an engaging and comfortable travel experience while we adapt to the weather. A change in the flight schedule can impact travel to Antarctica or return back to Punta Arenas, and the plan includes a range of activities determined by the circumstances.  Additionally, the Contingency Plan offers you financial protection by providing a refund should weather conditions prevent us from reaching Antarctica.

Contingency Plan for Antarctic Express Air-Cruise starting from Ushuaia

In case of a delay on the return flight to Punta Arenas from Antarctica, passengers on board the ship will continue cruising to nearby places until the return flight to Punta Arenas is authorized. Full board and all excursions are included. No refund will be extended for any reason whatsoever.

Contingency Plan for Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises, Polar Circle Air-Cruises, and Antarctica Express Air-Cruises starting from Punta Arenas

Outbound flight to Antarctica · Between Day 1 and until 2 p.m. on Day 4 every effort will be made to transport passengers to Antarctica taking into consideration their safety and the safety of the aircraft.  In case such efforts are not successful, the daily program described below will be applied:

Day 2 - Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas will be provided.  Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Day 3 - Guided tours to sites of historic and wildlife interest in Punta Arenas will be provided.  Meals are included as well as accommodation at the same hotel included on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Day 4 - If by 2 p.m. Antarctica21 will not be able to transport passengers to Antarctica, the trip will be interrupted.
Accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Punta Arenas will be provided.  No other services or meal will be included.  Antarctica21 or, if applicable, the traveler’s booking agent will refund to each passenger 100% the cruise fare paid for the expedition.

Day 5 - Group airport transfers are provided.  No other services or meals are included.

Return Flight from Antarctica - In case of delay on the return flight from Antarctica to Punta Arenas, passengers on board the ship will continue cruising to nearby places until the return flight to Punta Arenas is authorized.  Full board and all excursions are included.  No refund will be extended for any reason whatsoever.
 

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BAE-146 Aircraft

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