Aeropuerto El Tepual is located 16km west of the city and is served by LATAM, which flies two to four times daily to Punta Arenas, twice daily to Balmaceda/Coyhaique and up 10 times daily to Santiago. (Flights to Castro, Chiloé, are from Santiago only.) The airport is also served by local low-cost airlines JetSmart (www.jetsmart.com) and Sky Airline (www.skyairline.com).
Andrés Tour services the airport from the bus terminal (CH$2500; boxes 10-14). Catch the bus two hours before your flight's departure (don't cut it close with the shuttle departure time – they are fined if they sit in their assigned gate longer than a few minutes and they will leave without you!). It also offers door-to-door service from the airport to Puerto Montt (CH$5000; CH$8000 for two) and Puerto Varas (oddly, CH$10,000 for one or two people).
Taxis to the airport run CH$12,000 to CH$15,000 (Uber rings up between CH$7000 and CH$9000); both trips take 30 to 45 minutes.
In addition to car-rental companies at the airport, the small Terminal Rent-A-Car, just outside the airport on the main road, houses several budget-friendly local agencies.
Charter flights leave from the small Aeródromo La Paloma, 3km northeast of downtown Puerto Montt.
Pewen Services Aéreos flies to Chaitén Monday to Friday (9:30am, 11:30am and 3:30pm) and Saturday and Sunday (9:30am). Aerocord flies the same route daily in summer, less in low season. A one-way ticket on either is CH$50,000.
A quick taxi from the costanera in Puerto Montt is CH$3500.