Iquique airport (IQQ)

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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, Argentina and Peru.

Official Website: aeropuertodiegoaracena.cl
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 1.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +56 57 247 3473.

Location

The airport is located 45 km (28 miles) to the south of the city of Iquique.

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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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays from 2:00 pm to 11:00 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 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +56 57 241 0924 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm)
Oriental (Tel +56 9 6618 6971 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
West (Tel +56 9 7418 2762 / 7421 7471 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

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The Salones VIP Pacific Club lounge is located after the security control, near gate 2, and opens from 8:00 am to 0:00 am (maximum stay: 6 hours); it offers computers, refreshments, drinks, telephones, fax, TV, air conditioning, newspapers, magazines, Wi-Fi, and is accessible with Priority Pass membership, through online booking or by paying at the door (USD50.00).

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.
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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.

 

There are no hotels on-site, but you can find several options in the city centre, among them: Hotel Terrado Arturo Prat Iquique (Tel +56 57 236 6401), Hotel Diego de Almagro Iquique (Tel +56 57 246 3900), Backpacker's Hostel Iquique (Tel +56 57 232 0223), Hotel Esmeralda (Tel +56 57 221 6996), Jatata Aqua Resort (Tel +56 9 9536 4757), Hotel Playa Blanca (Tel +56 9 6720 9059), Hostal Lirayen (Tel +56 9 8129 9075), Hotel Romanos Inn (Tel +56 9 6388 4295), Hotel NH Iquique (Tel +56 57 224 2500), Cabañas Primeras Piedras (Tel +56 57 238 1200).

 

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The parking lot is located in front of the main building and is uncovered. More information: Tel +56 57 242 1991. Rates

 

There are basic facilities. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their needs prior to their arrival.