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Purpose Of The New Atacama Desert Airport?  
User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 284 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5480 times:

As the photo explains this airport is in the middle of no where. So my question is , Who would visit it? Is this some type of government airport? Could it be located where those huge telescopes are, where the people who work there never leave? I would have asked the person who took it but I like to hear a ANet response bigthumbsup 

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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3739 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5427 times:
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Quoting NightFlier (Thread starter):
Who would visit it?

1-Tourists. The Atacama Desert has a lot natural beauty that attacts tourists.

2-Archeologists. Lots of relics are found in pristine condition due to Atacama being the driest place on Earth.

You can do a search for Atacama and find a lot of information about the area.

[Edited 2005-05-30 06:22:03]

User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5398 times:

This is the new airport of the city of Copiapó, capital of the Atacama Region, if I'm not mistaken. So it is not "really" in the middle of nowhere, but a bit far from the city.

Hope it helps

User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

That sounds right - the airport code is CPO which should mean Copiapo

As for who would be using the airport - well tourists do visit the Atacama a lot, but tend to gather around San Pedro de Atacama, up near Calama (check this map to get an idea where that is!)


Much more likely this airport will be to serve the city of Copiapo - with the distances involved travelling in Chile, the plane is often going to be preferable to a long (10 hours from Santiago?!) bus journey. And it look like its in the middle of nowhere because, um, there's plenty of space in the desert and no need to build the airport right on top of town!

Bear in mind that because of the shape of the country, LAN actually operate a lot of their flights as multi-stop flights, thus overcoming problems associated with low demand in individual cities.

User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 521 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

It reminds me of DEN when they first built it. A friend who lives in Denver told me that the new Denver airport was in Kansas!

I guess they subscribe to the adage: "If you build it, they will come!"


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Hey I'd visit a place that has no rain for a holiday! Yes, please!!

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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

Aside the main topic.

A remarkable picture! And taken with a non "sophisticated camera". Just a good one indeed. And a great photographer.

Congratulations Carlos!

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