Desierto de Atacama Airport, also known as Caldera Airport and opened on January, 2005, serves the Atacama region. It operates with domestic flights, especially to Santiago de Chile.
Official Website: aeropuertoatacama.cl
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 6:00 am to 0:00 am.
Airlines: JetSmart (Tel +56 600 600 1311 / 227 318 787), LATAM (Tel +56 600 526 2000), Sky Airline (Tel +56 52 221 4640).
Annual passenger traffic: 570,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +56 52 252 3600.
The airport is situated 50 km (31 miles) northwest from Copiapó (capital of the Atacama region) and 20 km (12.5 miles) to the south of the city of Caldera and Bahía Inglesa beach.See Map
Car rental companies with desks at the airport:
Avis/Budget (Tel +56 998 274 758 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Carmona (Tel +56 9469 8004)
Econorent (Tel +56 52 252 5297 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
West (Tel +56 5708 0570 / 5698 6298 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
The airport has ATMs and free Wi-Fi access.
Food & Drinks- Coffee shop and restaurant in the public area and a café in the Departures Hall.
Shopping- Souvenirs, regional goods, handicrafts.
Baggage- Enquiries about missing luggage should be directed to the counter of the appropriate airline.
There are no alternatives close to the airport. The nearest hotels are found in the city of Caldera or in Bahía Inglesa.
Cabañas Ecológicas (16.4 km/10.2 miles)
Club de Campo Alto Copiapó (18.2 km/11.3 miles)
Bahía Club (18.4 km/11.4 miles)
K Hotel Boutique (19.5 km/12.1 miles)
Coral de Bahía Inglesa Hotel & Restaurant (19.5 km/12.1 miles)
The public car park is located in front of the terminal building and is open from Sunday to Friday between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. Prices
For special passengers (reduced mobility, elderly, children, pregnant women) that require special attention, it is suggested to make the proper arrangements with their airline at least 48 hours before the flight.
Latest updates: October 02, 2019