|Torres del Paine National Park|
LATAM Airlines (LATAM) recently announced that it will begin a twice-weekly seasonal service between Santiago, Chile and Puerto Natales, Patagonia, from December 6 to February 2017.
The route to Chile’s side of Patagonia will offer passengers easier access during the summer months to Puerto Natales and surrounding attractions, including Torres del Paine National Park.
LATAM Airlines Chile flight LA001 will depart Santiago at 10:45 on Saturday and Tuesday, arriving in Puerto Natales at 1:55 p.m., with a journey time of roughly three hours.
The return flight (LA002) will depart Puerto Natales at 14:35 on Saturday and Tuesday – stopping in Punta Arenas – and arrive in Santiago at 7:30 p.m., with a journey time of roughly five hours. The flight times are scheduled to enable convenient connections with international flights to and from Europe, the United States and other international destinations.
The service will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft with capacity for 174 passengers. The airline groups projects that it will transport about 7,500 passengers on the route during its three months of operation.
The port of Puerto Natales, located in the south of Chilean Patagonia, sits in a protected bay against the backdrop of the Patagonian Andes and is only 70 miles from the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park.