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Located six miles north of the Chilean city of Antofagasta, Cerro Moreno International Airport is a large domestic facility which is served by three airlines. LAN Express, Sky Airline and Aerolínea Principal all operate flights to Iquique and Santiago, the capital city. Meanwhile, Sky Airline also operates an international route to the Peruvian capital, Lima. The airport allows tourists to reach the Atacama Desert, which is easily accessible from the airport with car rental in Antofagasta Airport.
Antofagasta Airport facilities
Facilities at Antofagasta Airport are typical of an airport of this size, featuring all the usual bars, restaurants and shops. Black and yellow taxis are available outside the terminal building, as are a number of bus connections, yet many arriving passengers prefer the convenience of car hire in Antofagasta Airport, which is available in the Arrivals area.
Antofagasta Airport excursions
Much of the city centre is easy to cover on foot. Here, visitors can soak up the seafront atmosphere and take the opportunity to feed the birds, the fish and the sea lions. There are two large shopping centres on the seafront. Farther afield, guests might like to drive to La Portada, home to a naturally-formed stone arch.
Best time to visit
Antofagasta's desert climate means that it remains dry all year round, with minimal rainfall. This arid climate also ensures that temperatures are fairly stable throughout the year, with the coldest July days averaging at around 16ºC. Temperatures in the warmest month (February) are comfortable, hitting a maximum of around 23ºC.
Car rental in Antofagasta Airport
The best-prepared travellers compare car hire online while planning their trip, allowing themselves to make the most of their budget. Getting lost in Antofagasta is difficult given that all of the main routes lead back to the single coastal road, Avenida Costanera. Meanwhile, easy access to the Pan-American Highway (Route 5-CH) allows travellers to head east towards San Pedro de Atacama and the Atacama Desert.