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Flying & Airport Developments: KLM to Santiago and a New Airport for Temuco

Dutch airline KLM will begin service to Santiago International Airport (SCL) in February 2014. The scheduled route, using a Boeing 777, will run three times per week from Amsterdam to the Chilean capital via Buenos Aires.

In other news, a brand-new Maquehue Airport (ZCO), serving the city of Temuco, will open in March of 2014, with modern technology to allow normal operations even in foggy conditions, which have often caused delays at the current facility. The new airport, with capacity for larger airplanes and international operations, will facilitate tourist access to the Araucanía region, which is known as an outdoor and hiking paradise.
The area boasts many national parks and reserves, such as the Huilo Huilo Ecological Reserve and smoking Villarrica volcano, which is a manageable climb even for inexperienced hikers. Spas and the unparalleled Araucaria forests make the region around Pucón particularly attractive for individual travellers with rental cars. Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the culture of the Mapuche natives of Chile, since many of them live in the region.
For airline information, or for questions and program requirements for the northern Lake District, please don’t hesitate to ask your travelArt sales representative.

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