Airports in Chile...
International plus major aerodromes

 

If you're planning some Chile holidays airports in Chile is a page you'd like to bookmark.
Whichever the tourist attractions you'd like to visit it's handy to know about the closest airport to land or to take off taking into consideration the length of the country.

Chile has an excellent network of long-distance buses, however, some destinations are too far apart and time consuming when you cover them by bus.
Consider for instancethat Santiago-Arica is a 30 hours bus journey - they are over 2.000 km apart - but only 4 hours by air.

So planes come in handy to make the best of your Chile vacation not to mention if you intent to explore Easter Island Robinson Crusoe island or the glacier region at Torres del Paine National Park.


Of all airports in Chile, Santiago International (Arturo Merino Benitez) is the country's top airport, also a major hub for connecting national flights. It receives a number of international airlines such as American Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, KLM, Iberia, TAM, Taca, Aerolineas Argentinas, Avianca, Varig, etc.

Chile's flagship airline is Lan Chile.

 

Airports in Chile:


Chile has 330 airports and aerodromes supervised by the Civil Aviation Authority ( DGAC - www.dgac.cl).
Seven of them are fully equipped for international operations and the rest is composed by public, private and military aerodromes.

There are 80 airports in Chile with paved runways, concrete or asphalt.


NOTE:
Regarding taxes on arrival, Canadians and US nationals need to pay a reciprocity tax of US$132. It's regarded as a multiple entry visa and is valid until expire of passport.
For Australian citizens the amount payable on arrival is US$ 61 for a period of three month.


  • Santiago - Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL):

    Location: The airport is located 13 miles (21km) north west of Santiago de Chile.
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: Tel: +56 (0)2 690 1752/3.
    Time: Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in October to the second Saturday in March).
    Departure Tax: International flights to distances less than 500 km $4.992; international flights to distances more than 500 km US$30
    Website: www.aeropuertosantiago.cl

  • Arica - Chacalluta International Airport (ARI) :

    Location: The airport is located at 18km from the city of Arica
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (58) - 211128 - 211116

  • Iquique - Diego Aracena International Airport (IQQ ):

    Location: The airport is located 47km away from Iquique
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (0)58 222837 +56 (0)58 211128 +56 (0)58 211116

  • Antofagasta - Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF ):

    Location: The airport is located 19km to the North of Antofagasta.
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (0)55 269077

  • Easter Island - Mataveri International Airport (IPC):

    Location: Just outside the town of Hanga Roa Easter Island, located 2,337 miles (3,600 km) to the west of continental South America. The most distant of all airports in Chile.
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (0)32 100569

  • Puerto Montt - El Tepual International Airport (PMC):

    Location: Chile's second largest the airport is located 9km from Puerto Montt
    See it on google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (0)65 488203 +56 (0)65 486200

  • Punta Arenas - Presidente Carlos Ibañez del Campo Airport (PUQ):

    Location: The airport is located 20km from downtown Punta Arenas
    See it on Google Earth
    Contacts: +56 (0)61 219131

    • Robinson Crusoe Island - Robinson Crusoe Airport:

      Location: Small aerodrome located half an hour by boat from the main town of San Juan Bautista. Juan Fernandez archipélago (Robinson Crusoe island) is located 674 km (411 miles) off the coast of Chile
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: Aeromet flies from Santiago de Chile, however, there are not daily flights

    • Calama - El Loa Airport (CJC):

      Location: The airport is located 3km from downtown Calama and 100km from the village of San Pedro de Atacama
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)55 363004 +56 (0)55 342348

    • Copiapó - Chamonate Airport (CPO):

      Location:The airport is located 14km to the NO of Copiapó
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)52 210334 +56 (0)52 214088

    • La Serena - La Florida Airport (LSC):

      Location:The airport is located 6km to the east of La Serena
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)51 271877 +56 (0)51 272662

    • Temuco - Manquehue Airport (ZCO):

      Location:The airport is located 5km to the south of Temuco
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)45 554801

    • Valdivia - Pichoy Airport (ZAL):

      Location:The airport is located 32km to the north of Valdivia
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)63 272295 +56 (0)63 272253

    • Osorno - Cañal Bajo Airport (ZOS):

      Location: The airport is located 5km awy from the city of Osorno
      See it on Google Earth
      Contacts: +56 (0)64 247555

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