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.
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.
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
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):
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