Airfare to Easter Island, Chile
Although located in the Pacific Ocean, close to the islands of the same name, Easter Island is a part of Chile. Made famous by its moai, large stone statues of heads, Easter Island also holds the distinction of being one of the most remote islands in the world.
Airfare to Easter Island will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Santiago, Chile. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on another flight via LAN Airlines.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. LAN Airlines is the national airline and the only one that flies Easter Island.
The most expensive air tickets to Easter Island are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Santiago and traveling via another flight
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Easter Island, check out BootsnAll’s ChileTravel Guide.