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Diego Aracena Aguilar International Airport, opened in 1973, is one of the busiest and most modern in Chile and serves the I Region of Tarapacá, to the north of the country. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with some international destinations in Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina.
Official Website: aeropuertodiegoaracena.cl
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 1.4 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +56 57 247 3473.
The airport is located 45 km (28 miles) to the south of the city of Iquique.See Map
There are car rental desks on the first level of the terminal, outside the Arrivals Hall.
Avis (Tel +56 9 9827 4913 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Sundays from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Econorent (Tel +56 57 241 8407 - Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +56 57 254 8790 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm)
Mitta (Tel +56 57 241 0924)
Salfa (Tel +56 600 360 3200 - 7:30 am to 10:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +56 2 2299 3300 - 8:30 am to 6:30 pm)
West (Tel +56 9 7421 7471 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
The airport has free Wi-Fi access. The Salones VIP Pacific Club lounge is located after the security control, near gate 2, and opens 24 hours a day (maximum stay: 6 hours); it offers computers, refreshments, drinks, telephones, fax, TV, air conditioning, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, and is accessible with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door (USD45.00).
Food and Drinks- On the second level there is a restaurant, while in the main hall there are two coffee shops.
Shopping- Mini-market and stores selling handicrafts, sweets, perfumes on the second floor.
Baggage- For enquiries about lost property, contact Tel +56 57 247 3473 / 242 1991 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Bus - Outside the Arrivals Hall there are door-to-door mini-buses from Transfer Intipaka (Tel +56 57 243 4300) and Transfer Manquehue (Tel +56 57 231 1184), which travel from the airport to different destinations inside the city.
On the second level, on the other hand, you can board services from Turbus (Tel +56 2 2822 7500 / 600 660 6600) to Iquique.
Taxi - Vehicles available outside the Arrivals area provided by Taxis Tarapacá (Tel +56 57 241 9004 / 5916) and Taxis Aeropuerto Diego Aracena (Tel +56 57 241 3368). The trip to the city centre takes 35 minutes.
The parking lot is located in front of the main building and is uncovered
Value per minute $31
Day value $11.160 - maximum value equals 6 continuous hours
Month value $167.400 - value for calendar month
There are basic facilities. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their needs before their arrival.
Latest updates: January 22, 2020