By air

By air

The Falkland Islands are serviced by two flight routes that provide regular and convenient access to the Islands. The international airport is based at Mount Pleasant Military Complex, approximately 37 miles from Stanley - the capital city of the Falklands.

Search tip when conducting a search for flights to the Falkland Islands, use the international airport code MPN or search for Mount Pleasant rather than Falkland Islands.

LAN airlines (South-American based)

LAN flies to the Falklands every Saturday morning, departing from Santiago and flying via the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas. Once a month the flight also stops in Rio Gallegos (Argentina) in both directions. Click here for more information about LAN services.

Depending on international connnections, it is usually necessary to spend a night in Chile (in Santiago or Punta Arenas) on both south-bound and north-bound flights. LAN is a oneworld partner and connects with international carriers in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa.

For the latest information on fares and itineraries contact approved LAN agents:
International Tours & Travel
E. se.itt@horizon.co.fk or cp.itt@horizon.co.fk
W. www.falklandislands.travel
P. +500 22041

LAN airfares*

Punta Arenas (Chile) to Falkland Islands £533
Buenos Aires to Falkland Islands £791
Santiago to Falkland Islands £643 Los Angeles to Falkland Islands £1192
Sydney to Falkland Islands £1,459 Rio de Janiero to Falkland Islands £994
Auckland to Falkland Islands £1,665 Orlando to Falkland Islands £1,082
London to Falkland Islands £1,252
Toronto to Falkland Islands £1,081

*Fares correct as of 3rd April 2014
*Fares are economy round-trip to the Falkland Islands, inclusive of pre-payable airport taxes (note, not all airports allow pre-payment)
*Fares are quoted at current exchange rate of USD/GBP, which is subject to change. Any changes in this rate will affect the price quoted
*The airline reserves the right to amend any fare until tickets are purchased/issued and may request commitment to the booking at any time
*Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are constantly changing, therefore price is not guaranteed until tickets are purchased
*Fares subject to availability at the time of booking and actual travel dates
*Prices do not include Falklands embarkation tax of GBP £22 per passenger (for applicable flights departing the Falklands)
*Embarkation tax payable at airport on departure or in advance at the Customs and Immigration Deparment in Stanley

MoD airbridge flights (UK-based)

The Ministry of Defence operates non-commercial flights from the United Kingdom. Flights fly south from the RAF base at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire and north from the Mount Pleasant base in the Falklands. Flight time is approximately 20 hours, including a refuelling stop on Ascension Island at the mid-way point (where visitors can stop-over should they choose). Currently flights leave the UK on Sundays and Wednesdays, arriving in the Islands Mondays and Thursdays for Tuesdays / Fridays departures.

For the latest information on fares and schedules contact:
FIC Travel Department
E. fic.travel@horizon.co.fk
P. +500 27633
Falkland Islands Government London Office
E. travel@falklands.gov.fk
P. +44 207 222 2542 (London)

FARE TYPE Return NOTES
Standard £2222 Available to all passengers.
Premium Economy £3850 Available to all passengers.
Group £1999 Applicable to groups of six or more people, booking and travelling together.
Infant Children under 2 years of age travel free of charge but are not entitled to a seat. Only three Sky cots are provided per flight.

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