Argentina to launch Antarctic tours

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TRAVEL GAZETTE – Argentina plans to adapt a military airfield in Antarctica to handle commercial flights to offer tours to the remote region as from the summer of 2018, La Nacion daily has reported.

The Ministry of Defense will equip the airfield at Marambio Base with radar and other features, the report said.

“They would implement a tourism limit for travel to Marambio Base, and the visits would only be able to take place according to strict environmental protection regulations,” said the daily.

Ministry of Defence secretary Walter Ceballos told the Telam daily last Friday that Argentina’s State Air Lines, operated by the Air Force, would initially operate tours to the area after improvements were made to the airfield.

 

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