On the sandwich weekend, 177 thousand passengers fly out of the country vs 205 thousand within Chile

On the sandwich weekend, 177 thousand passengers fly out of the country vs 205 thousand within Chile
On the sandwich weekend, 177 thousand passengers fly out of the country vs 205 thousand within Chile

Although domestic flights will capture the preference of most travelers during this sandwich weekend, with 205,879 passengers choosing destinations within Chile, the number of those who have decided to leave the country is notably high.

A total of 177,832 passengers will cross borders, demonstrating the strong interest in international travel despite a context of economic recovery. Thus, the busiest days will be Friday the 17th and Tuesday the 21st, with 82,804 and 78,886 passengers, respectively.

Buenos Aires, Lima and Sao Paulo

The most popular international destinations are Buenos Aires, Lime and Sao Paulowith 20,900, 18,600 and 17,400 passengers respectively. As for domestic flights, Antofagasta stands out among the most chosen destinations, with 17,500 passengersknown for being the heart of the mining area.

This is due to the increase in the perception that it is more economical to vacation abroad than in Chile. According to the survey Data Influencesfor the past holidays, the 40% of those surveyed planned to travel to the south of Chile and the 24% to the Fifth Region. On the other hand, the 13% chose to visit another Latin American country and the 8% You have plans to travel outside the continent. This indicates that more than a fifth of survey participants prefer international destinations over local ones.

25% increase

This is why the Santiago airport activity will become abuzz with an increase in 25% in the number of passengers. This is why, during these days, the services that operate at the airport (DGAC, SAG, Customs, PDI and airlines) will reinforce their staff and the available technologies.

In addition, it was arranged about 5 thousand parking spaces and security controls have been intensified, both in national and international shipments, the Ministry of Public Works assured.

In this scenario and to facilitate travel, the authorities reinforced the call to show up in advance for each flight (2-3 hours national and 3-4 hours international) and have all the required documentation.

 
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