LAN Airlines (Chile) (Santiago) reported last last night, in accordance with the announcement made by Chile’s Civil Aviation Authority, that the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile remains closed for both international and domestic flights due to the severe 8.8 earthquake in Chile.
LAN is working closely with the Chilean Ministry of Public Works, the Civil Aviation Authority and the terminal concession company to reinstate operations as soon as possible.
The company has been operating the 17 flights that were destined for Santiago, Chile on February 27, and diverted to alternate airports. By the end of the day, all these flights will have arrived at Santiago.
Flight operations at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago remain temporarily suspended. LAN will alert passengers as soon as airport authorities reopen the airport for operations.
Here are the first pictures of the damage to the SCL terminal (in Spanish);