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by Michael J. Shapiro | March 17, 2010

As of last week, according to Turismo Chile, 80 percent of scheduled flights were operating out of Santiago's International Airport. LAN Airlines, the Chilean national carrier, was operating 65 percent of scheduled flights, while Air Canada, Delta and American Airlines had resumed all flights. Because of damages to the terminal caused by the earthquake on Feb. 27, all domestic arrivals and departures are operating out of a makeshift terminal set up in tents to the east of the terminal; international departures have moved to the domestic area of the terminal, and international arriving passengers must clear customs in a makeshift facility in tents on the west side of the terminal. In lodging matters, the Radisson Hotel Santiago North has been closed, and guests have been transferred to the Radisson Plaza at the World Trade Center in Santiago. All Marriott and Starwood properties in the country are operational, with the exception of the Four Points by Sheraton in the southern city of Los Angeles, which will begin to accept reservations on March 20. Long-distance bus service to the south of Chile is operating on a restricted schedule. Contact Turismo Chile for more information at ofitur@embassyofchile.org.