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Antarctica Sightseeing Cancels Auckland Flight

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Antarctica Sightseeing Flights has confirmed that it won't be proceeding with its planned flight from Auckland to Antarctica in February 2013.

The company said that there had been insufficient demand to justify the flight with a chartered Boeing 747-400.

The Founder and Managing Director of Antarctica Sightseeing Flights, Phil Asker, said less than 100 passengers had booked on the Auckland service.

We are very disappointed that our Auckland flight has not attracted the level of interest we anticipated, Mr Asker said. We know from our research that there is strong Kiwi interest in Antarctica sightseeing flights, but with only one third of the seats sold so far, it would be uneconomical for us to proceed.

Mr Asker said his company would provide full refunds to those passengers who booked to travel on the Auckland service, and offer a discount of A$250 off the price of any Antarctica sightseeing flight departing from Australia.

We regret having to cancel this service, and apologise to those who have been disappointed or inconvenienced by our decision, he said.

The company still has five flights scheduled from Australia.

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