While El Norte Chico lacks an international airport, both LAN and Sky operate several flights daily from Santiago to La Serena and Copiapó. Round-trip flights to El Norte Chico can be as cheap as 40,000 pesos if booked in advance but much more expensive in high season and for late availability.
La Florida Airport (LSC). Ruta 41, 51/227–0236.
LAN. Balmaceda 406, La Serena, Coquimbo, 1710091. 600/526–2000; www.lan.com.
Sky. Colipi 526, Copiapó, Atacama. 600/600--2828; www.skyairline.cl.