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Domestic Flights Chile

Buy domestic flights within Chile with Alternative Airlines. Use the search form at the top of the page to search for flights between two destinations within Chile, select your flights, and pay with a choice of more than 25 payment options.

Which airlines fly within Chile?

The following is a list of the airlines that currently operate domestic flights within Chile — a long and narrow country in western South America.


LATAM Airlines (LATAM Airlines Group S.A.) is an airline company headquartered in Santiago, in Chile (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport). It is the largest airline in Latin America, with subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. Within Chile, the airline mostly operates flights from its hub at Santiago, flying to the largest cities in Chile, as well as operating a few connecting flights between these secondary airports (la Serena to Calama, for example).

LATAM Express

LATAM Express is a subsidiary of LATAM Chile, and operates some of the domestic routes for its parent airline. LATAM Express is also based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

Sky Airline

Sky Airline is a Chilean airline, operating scheduled domestic flights. It is the second largest airline in Chile. Like LATAM, the airline is based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, and also operates an extensive network with Chile. Destinations include Antofagasta, Valdivia, Osorno, Calama, Balmaceda, Antofagasta, Iquique, Copiapó, and Pucon.


JetSmart is a South American ultra low-cost carrier, based at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile. As well as opening flights to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, the airline also operates domestic flights between cities within Chile. This includes Puerto Natales, Antofagasta, Copiapó, Calama, and Arica.

Aerovías DAP

Aerovías DAP is a Chilean airline, operating private charter and scheduled passenger flights. Based in Punta Arenas, the airline connects major cities within Chile, including Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, Pampa Guanaco, Balmaceda, and Porvenir.

Why book domestic flights in Chile?

Chile is a long and very narrow country in South America. The unusual shape of the country means that it has over 3000 miles of stunning coastline, as well as diverse rainforests, and glacial peaks in Patagonia. The pink flamingo-filled lagoons in the northern deserts promise an unforgettable experience. Chile also has ownership over Easter Island, set far out into the Pacific, which has a rich history, culture, and landscape.

Because of its unusually long and narrow shape, navigating Chile by road can be challenging and time consuming. As an alternative, many choose to explore Chile by air, flying with one of the airlines that operate domestic flights within the country. If you’re heading to Easter Island, you’ll need to do so by air, as the island is extremely isolated and halfway across the Pacific Ocean.

What are domestic flights?

Domestic flights, or internal flights, are flights within a specific country's boundaries. For example, a domestic flight in Chile would be between Santiago and Puerto Natales — a flight which takes just over three hours and, as both cities are within Chile, it does not leave the country’s boundaries. Flights within one region of a country are also referred to as regional flights.

Busiest Domestic Airports in Chile

There are numerous airports across Chile, providing domestic and regional flights. The busiest is Santiago Airport (Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport), which serves Santiago, the capital and the largest city in Chile. It is a hub for LATAM, Sky Airline and a low-cost carrier JetSmart. Antofagasta Airport, which serves Antofagasta city and its region, and Calama Airport, which serves the city of Calama (the capital of El Loa province) are also busy airports for domestic flights.

The table below lists the busiest airports in Chile for domestic flights (by passenger number).

CITY IATA Aeropuerto
Santiago SCL Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
Antofagasta ANF Cerro Moreno International Airport
Calama CJC El Loa Airport
Puerto Montt PMC El Tepual Airport
Iquique IQQ Diego Aracena International Airport
Concepción CCP Carriel Sur International Airport
Punta Arenas PUQ Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport
La Serena LSC La Florida Airport
Temuco CPO Temuco Airport
Arica ARI Chacalluta International Airport

Internal Chile Flights Check-In Times


Online: Online check-in is available between 48 and 2 hours before departure time.

Airport: To check-in for domestic flights at the airport, passengers are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before the flight's departure time.

Sky Airline

Online: Passengers can check-in online from 48 hours before departure. Online check-in closes one hour prior to departure.

Airport: Airport check-in closes 40 minutes prior to the flight departure. Sky Airline recommends arriving two hours before departure for domestic flights.


Online: Online check-in is open from 72 hours before the flight departs and closes 40 minutes prior.

Airport: Airport check-in is open between 120—40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights.

Aerovías DAP

Online: Online check-in is available, starting from 48 hours before departure and closing 30 minutes before flight departure.

Airport: Check-in closes 45 minutes before departure, but it is advised to arrive as early as possible, about 2 hours before departure is ideal.


What is the baggage allowance on domestic flights within Chile?

Baggage allowance depends on the airline you are flying with and the airport you are flying from. Baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process, when it will also be possible to add extra baggage to your booking if required (airline depending). Be sure to check your baggage allowance with the airline you are travelling with directly or look at your e-ticket as sometimes the routes and aircraft that you may be flying on may mean the baggage allowance varies. It will also be important to check the width, height and length restrictions of the baggage before you arrive at the airport, or you may be charged an excess baggage fee.

What time do I need to check-in at the airport for domestic flights in Chile?

Check-in times vary and are based on the airline you are flying with and the airport you are flying from. For domestic flights, the advised check-in time is often a little later than it is for international flights as travellers normally need less time to get through the immigration and border controls at the airport.

Can I book flights within Chile online?

Yes! Alternative Airlines is an online flight search and booking site that makes it easy to book your flights. Book flights with any of the airlines listed above. You can pay the way you want, whether that’s in USD, Euros, or even Chilean Peso. You can even use PayPal! Simply use the search bar at the top of the page to begin your search.