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2 Jun 2021

Adventure of a light-time

If you’re wishing you’d been on the recent ‘Southern Lights by Flight’ from Christchurch, we have good news – more flights have been released!

After the sell-out success of previous flights, the waitlist of hopeful would-be astronomers has been cleared and there are spaces on just-announced flights later this year and next. The flights are timed to coincide with the equinox to give the best chance of viewing the spectacular display while the sky is at its darkest.

To give an even greater chance of seeing the natural wonder of a multi-coloured, ‘dancing’ sky, the aircraft will turn off interior lights and outside wing lights, so nothing interferes with the display you’ve flown to find.

It truly is the adventure of a lifetime, being transported through the night skies on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner built for comfort. You can even make the most of international-style catering and choose which travel class you’d prefer.

A team of expert astronomers and photographers will make sure you get the best views and informative explanations as you travel towards Antarctica, to an area over the Southern Ocean where the lights tend to shine the brightest. After the flight, that same team will send you professional photos as a record of the whole experience.

Aurora fans on previous flights described what they saw as “one of the most beautiful shows on earth”. That show was right outside the aircraft windows, so passengers were able to take in the incredible view and capture a record of the experience on their mobile phones and cameras.

To fly into the darkness surrounded only by stars, planets and an incredible display of the Aurora Australis, book your seats here. Flights are on 11/12 September 2021, 26/27 March 2022 or 24/25 September 2022.