July 15, 2016: LATAM Airlines, South American airline, will begin a twice-weekly seasonal service between Santiago and Puerto Natales, Patagonia, from December 6, 2016 until February 25, 2017 and the service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
The route will offer passengers easier access during the summer months to Puerto Natales and surrounding attractions, including Torres del Paine National Park.
“With this new service we will improve connectivity in Patagonia, facilitate easier access to one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions as well as continue to contribute to the development of Chile and its regions,” said Gonzalo Undurraga, CEO of LATAM Airlines Chile.
The airline groups projects that it will transport approximately 7,500 passengers on the route during its three months of operation.
LATAM Airlines serves the principal tourist destinations throughout Chile, ranging from San Pedro de Atacama (via Calama) and Iquique in the north to Pucón (via Temuco) and Chiloe in south. It is also the only airline to operate flights to Easter Island, the remotest island on earth.
LATAM serves southern Patagonia year-round with daily flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas.