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Mataveri International Airport

Mataveri International Airport
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorFACH - Fuerza Aérea de Chile (Chilean Air Force)
Elevation69 m (227 ft)

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Mataveri International Airport or Isla de Pascua Airport is located at Hanga Roa on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Isla de Pascua in Spanish). The most remote airport in the world, Mataveri International Airport is 3759 km (2335.7 mi) from Santiago, Chile (SCL) which has scheduled flights to it on the Chilean carrier LAN Airlines (formerly LanChile). The runway starts just inland from the island's southeast coast at Mataveri and nearly reaches the northwest coast, almost separating the mountain of Rano Kau from the rest of the island.

The airport is the main point of entry for thousands of tourists who come to Easter Island to see its famous Moai statues. The airport also has a transit lounge used by passengers who are continuing onwards to or returning from Papeete, Tahiti, which is also serviced by LAN Airlines.

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