Antarctica Flights is operated, in conjunction with Qantas. Antarctica Flights and Qantas operated their first Antarctica flight in 1994. Since then we have operated over 100 flights over Antarctica and have taken more than 40,000 people to experience the world's "last great wilderness". Antarctica Flights is owned and operated by Phil Asker, in conjunction with Australia's most reputable touring company, Australia Pacific Touring.
Phil established his first agency, Croydon Travel in the 70s and has grown the business from a small suburban travel agency to a highly regarded international tour operator that services travellers throughout Australia and overseas.
Environment & Community
We care about our Environment & Community - over $500,000 has been donated to the following charities: Clean Up Australia, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Mawson's Hut Foundation, The Mawson Collection, Telethon Perth, Camp Quality, Make A Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and Channel 9 Adelaide’s Telethon Appeal. We also offset (through GreenPower & Climate Friendly) the carbon emissions caused by our direct office activity and offer passengers the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions caused by their flight.
All activities in Antarctica have the potential to impact on the environment in some way. Australia has endorsed the Environmental Principles of the Madrid Protocol which require that 'activities in the Antarctic Treaty area shall be planned and conducted on the basis of information sufficient to allow prior assessments of, and informed judgments about, their possible impacts on the Antarctic environment'. Environmental approval for our activity has been issued under the Antarctic Treaty Environment Protection Act (1980) by the Australian Antarctic Division.