Chile’s International Airport Continues to Restore Services

4 March 2010 (Last Updated March 4th, 2010 18:30)

The passenger terminal at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Chile has continued to restore services, after it was severely damaged by a massive earthquake on 27 February 2010. The airport, which usually has around 300 flights a day, has coped with nearly 160 commercial or m

The passenger terminal at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Chile has continued to restore services, after it was severely damaged by a massive earthquake on 27 February 2010.

The airport, which usually has around 300 flights a day, has coped with nearly 160 commercial or military flights since 28 February.

Runways and flight systems at the airport were not destroyed by the earthquake, according to the Wall Street Journal.

International passengers are currently being processed by immigration and customs officials in tents set up on the tarmac.