, 2022-08-08 02:00:00,
Travel resumes to Easter Island, albeit under strict protocols
Travel resumed to Easter Island last week after COVID-19 restrictions. Last weekend, the second regular flight was performed, thus reopening one of the most iconic tourist routes after sanitary measures halted all commercial airline services.
The first flight landed at Rapa Nui last Thursday and Saturday officially marked the return of regular services. The Latam airliners with room for some 300 passengers were full each day and each way, it was reported.
The carrier will maintain two regular weekly flights during August and increase frequencies to three weekly services, according to airline sources.
We train and prepare ourselves, the hotels, the restaurants, the markets, the boutiques, because the island is 100% tourism economy, Rapa Nui Mayor Pedro Edmunds told reporters.
The Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile (FEDETUR), meanwhile, pointed out that they value the reopening, because it was unsustainable for the island to remain closed to visitors,…
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