International Flights to Chile
Chile's capital city Santiago is well connected to destinations throughout the world.
From USA and North America, there are direct flights to Chile with LAN, American Airlines, Delta, Continental and Air Canada (or try Tam via Sao Paulo and Aerolineas Argentinas via Buenos Aires - likewise with flights from Europe).
From Europe, Chile is served by numerous airlines including LAN and Iberia (via Madrid), Air France (from Paris), Alitalia (from Milan), Lufthanza (from Frankfurt via Sao Paulo), and British Airways (from London via Sao Paulo).
Chile is well connecting to all major capital cities in South America, in addition to direct flights to Panama City (with Copa), Mendoza, Bariloche and Ushuaia in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis in Brazil (all with LAN).
Lan's international route map - only major routes shown. Lan also flies from Santiago & Buenos Aires to Cancun, Mexico City, Havana and Punta Cana.
Domestic Flights to Chile
As Chile is such a long and narrow country, many flights touch down at various destinations when flying either North or South. This is useful as it means that you very often won't need to get a connecting flight in Santiago to continue either North or South in the country.
Chile's main domestic airline is LAN Chile, which has an extensive network of both internal and international flights. LAN also offers an airpass for flights within Chile (the airpass also covers flights in Argentina, Peru and Ecuador) - see the article of the LAN South America Airpass for further info. Lan Express is a subsidiary airline of Lan Chile.
Lan Chile Route Map - does not show complete listings, so see Lan's website for more info.
Sky Airlines is the second largest carrier, offering various cheap domestic flights within Chile, in addition to a recent service to Arequipa in Southern Peru.
Sky Airlines route map.
Air Comet (no route map available) has flights from Santiago to Madrid in addition to the domestic destinations of Iquique,
Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales,
DAP is an airline offering flights in Southern Chile and Southern Argentina ie. Patagonia. Based in Punta Arenas (Chile), various destinations are covered including Puerto Natales, Porvenir, Pampa Guanaco, Cerro Sombrero, Rio Grande, Cabo de Hornos, Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, Mount Pleasant (Falklands Islands) and even King George Island (flights to Antarctica!). Charter flights are also available, as well as helicopter tours.