PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT OPERATIONS RESUME - Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions




Chilean civil aviation authorizes flights to recommence.

20 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been authorized to recommence their flights to Union Glacier, Antarctica.

ALE had to delay two flights while we worked with the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to address their concerns over compliance with their resolutions and regulations. Following lengthy discussions with DGAC, we have once more been granted permission to continue our flight operations to Antarctica. We wish to thank the Chilean authorities in working with us to find a solution to this issue.

We have recommenced flight planning and will work with our guests, both inbound to Antarctica, and those returning from there, to make sure they have not been overly inconvenienced by this delay.

Throughout this period we ensured our guests, staff and sub-contractors in Antarctica were safe, secure and well resourced. We’d like to thank all our guests and agents for their patience and understanding during this period, and for the support they have continued to give the company.

No further releases will be issued on this event but regular news items will be released on the ALE website at and on our social media sites.


About Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions: ALE is the main company providing air and ground logistics for government research, private expeditions and tours travelling to the interior of Antarctica. ALE operates scheduled inter-continental flights to Antarctica from Chile each year via commercially-chartered jet aircraft. These flights land on a DGAC-certified runway in the Ellsworth Mountains which is part of the Chilean Airports and Aerodromes System. A US-authorized company, ALE is committed to the safety of its passengers, aircrew, staff and the Antarctic environment. The company’s history stems back over 30 years.

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