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Iquique Airport



Passengers: ~ 1.000,000

Diego Aracena International Airport is an airport serving the province of Iquique. Iquique city is the capital of the province, as well as of the Tarapaca region in northeast Chile.

Diego Aracena was the third busiest airport in Chile in 2021.

Interestingly, the airport shares its runway with the First Air Brigade of the Chilean Air Force. 

Getting from Iquique Airport to Iquique

Diego Aracena International Airport (IQQ) is about 39km south of downtown Iquique. The drive from the airport to the city will take approximately 35 to 40 minutes.

Below you will find information about different transportation options from Diego Aracena Airport to Iquique city.


There is no information about direct bus lines connecting Diego Aracena airport to Iquique city. Because of this, be prepared to find another way of transportation to and from the airport.


Using a taxi is the fastest and most convenient way of transportation from Diego Aracena Airport. Official taxis at the airport are Taxis Tarapacá and Taxis Aeropuerto Diego Aracena.

Their offices are at the exit of the arrivals area.

Uber is also available in Chile, and at Diego Aracena Airport. The cost of your Uber drive will depend on your destination, the type of ride you requested and other factors. 

Car hire

For those who prefer to drive at their own pace, the best option is to hire a car at Diego Aracena Airport. You will find offices of several major car rental agencies at the airport. MITTA, Europcar and Avis to name a few. However, we recommend booking a car online in advance to avoid long queues and other potential complications.


Another transportation option from Diego Aracena Airport is a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience. If you do, a professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Bus rental

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online in advance so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and other necessary information.

Iquique Airport Airlines

Diego Aracena Airport is an international airport, however, it serves mostly domestic flights. Only regular international flights are to and from Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The most frequent route from the IQQ are flights to Chile’s capital, Santiago. Other routes from IQQ are to and from Concepcion and La Serena airports.

When it comes to airlines operating at the IQQ, LATAM Airlines is the dominant one. It has almost two times as many flights as the runner-up, Sky Airlines. The third airline operating at the airport is JetSmart. Amaszonas airline arranges international flights to and from Santa Cruz in Bolivia.

Here is the list of airlines operating at Diego Aracena Airport:

  • LATAM Airlines
  • Sky Airlines
  • JetSMART
  • Amaszonas

Iquique Airport Facilities

To be honest, the passenger terminal at IQQ is not the most modern one.

However, the airport offers several facilities to passengers who are on a layover or simply waiting for their flight.

Here is a list of facilities and amenities at Diego Aracena Airport:

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • ATMs 
  • Medical Services
  • Mobile Charging 
  • Shops
  • Lounges
  • Lost and found
  • Passenger Assistance Service
  • Car Rental Agencies

Iquique Airport Accommodation

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Iquique Airport FAQ

I arrive late at Iquique Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to Iquique?

Uber and Taxis operate 24/7 at the airport, so it shouldn’t be a problem to get to the city from the airport.

Can I exchange money at Iquique Airport?

There is no designated currency exchange office. However, there are various ATMs at the airport.

Is there a free WiFi service available at Iquique Airport?

Yes, Diego Aracena airport has a free WiFi service for all passengers and visitors in the Terminal Building.

How many terminals does Iquique Airport have?

The airport has only 1 terminal.

Can I leave my luggage at Iquique Airport?

No, luggage storage and lockers are not available at the airport.

is there Uber at Iquique Airport?

Yes, the Uber service is commonly used in Chile and it is available at the Diego Aracena Airport.

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