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Flights

Getting around by air

Aeropuerto Internacional Chacalluta is 18km north of Arica, near the Peruvian border. Santiago-bound passengers should sit on the left side of the plane for awesome views of the Andes and the interminable brownness of the Atacama Desert.

LAN has direct daily flights to Santiago (CH$286,000, 2½ hours) and to Iquique (CH$35,600, 50 minutes).

Sky has less frequent flights to Santiago (around CH$101,000), Antofagasta (from CH$61,400) and Iquique (CH$23,000). It also flies to La Paz, Bolivia (CH$88,200 round trip).