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Chile Transportation - 2024


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 9 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 173

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 19,517,185 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 1,226,440,000 (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



374 (2024)


114 (2024)


3,160 km gas, 781 km liquid petroleum gas, 985 km oil, 722 km refined products (2013)


total: 7,281.5 km (2014)

narrow gauge: 3,853.5 km (2014) 1.000-m gauge

broad gauge: 3,428 km (2014) 1.676-m gauge (1,691 km electrified)


total: 77,801 km (2016)

Merchant marine

total: 249 (2023)

by type: bulk carrier 3, container ship 5, general cargo 66, oil tanker 14, other 161

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Coronel, Huasco, Lirquen, Puerto Ventanas, San Antonio, San Vicente, Valparaiso

container port(s) (TEUs): San Antonio (1,840,458), Valparaiso (793,118) (2021)

LNG terminal(s) (import): Mejillones, Quintero

Transportation - note

Chile operates one PC 5 or 6 class light icebreaker for operations in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
note - PC indicates a Polar Class vessel: PC 5 - year-round operation in medium first-year ice which may include old ice inclusions (ice thickness up to 70-120 cm); PC 6 - summer/autumn operation in medium first-year ice which may include old ice inclusions (ice thickness up to 30-70 cm)

NOTE: The information regarding Chile on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Chile 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Chile 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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