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Flights

Getting around by air

LATAM Airways operates one weekly flight (Saturday, 1¾ hours) from Punta Arenas, Chile, to Mt Pleasant International Airport (MPN), occasionally stopping in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, en route. From other countries, connect to the LATAM flight in Santiago, Chile, where it originates.

Britain’s Royal Air Force makes flights twice a week from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England (20 hours). Only 28 seats on each flight are reserved for nonmilitary personnel; book well ahead, particularly during summer. You can choose to stay over at the refueling stop on tiny Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. Book with the Falkland Islands Government Office or the Falkland Islands Company (www.the-falkland-islands-co.com) in Stanley.