LAN is to increase flights from Buenos Aires to
the Argentine port city of Ushuaia to meet peak season demand for
leisure cruises to Antarctica.
From October, 2009, until 30 April, 2010, the
airline will operate daily flights to Ushuaia, the southernmost
city in the world and the closest port for the south polar
Three of the weekly LAN flights to Ushuaia - each
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday - will operate nonstop from Aeroparque
Airport, Buenos Aires.
Four flights - each Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday - will operate via Calafate, in Argentine
Patagonia, the gateway to the spectacular Glaciers National Park,
home to 47 glaciers.
Outside the peak cruising season,
Ushuaia still has much to offer, including the magical Tierra del
Fuego national park, rich with waterfalls, glaciers, forests and
wildlife, and the skifields of Cerro Castor, a short drive from
the city centre.
From the city there is also a 100 minute
scenic rail journey aboard the “End Of The World Train”, while or
for those who prefer a different style of “adventure”, Ushuaia is
a tax free zone with great local and imported shopping bargains.
Fares from Australia to Ushuaia start at
A$1,857 per person, ex Sydney and including taxes.
daily from Australia to Santiago, Chile, with onward services
throughout South America.
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