There are no international airports in El Norte Grande, but from Santiago you can transfer to a flight headed to Antofagasta, Calama, Iquique, or Arica. Round-trip flights start from 80,000 pesos, and come run up to 300,000 pesos in peak season. The cities within El Norte Grande are far apart, so flying between them can save you time and provide more comfort. Sky and LATAM are the main airlines for the north and offer competitive pricing if you book in advance.
LAN. 600/526–2000; www.latam.com.
Sky Airline. 55/245–9090; www.skyairline.cl.