Flights from Stanley to Weddell Island
Flights to Weddell Island are subject to weather conditions and take just over an hour each way and cost approximately £300* return for non-resident visitors to the Falklands.
The Falkland Island Government Air Service (FIGAS) is an essential part of the Falklands transport infrastructure and part of Falklands’ life. The FIGAS fleet consists of five twin-engine Britten-Norman Islanders, one of which is a dedicated Maritime Patrol aircraft. Flying is increasingly seasonal with ground based tourists and local passengers making up most of the traffic. Round Robin flights, freight, fishery zone surveillance patrols, commercial charter operations and scenic flights compliment the main passenger activity.
*Subject to change
Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS),
Reservations: +500 27219
Flights to The Falklands
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.
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 connections, 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
Punta Arenas (Chile) to Falkland Islands £561
Buenos Aires to Falkland Islands £852
Santiago to Falkland Islands £670 Los Angeles to Falkland Islands £1,149
Sydney to Falkland Islands £2,341 Rio de Janiero to Falkland Islands £465
Auckland to Falkland Islands £1,877 Orlando to Falkland Islands £1,145
London to Falkland Islands £923
Toronto to Falkland Islands £1,380
*Fares correct as of 19th June 2015. 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 Department 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
- +500 27633
Falkland Islands Government London Office
- +44 207 222 2542 (London)
There are four local travel agents in the Falklands who can help arrange a complete Falklands itinerary: