Cheap Flights To Asuncion Airport

It’s real name is Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU), but it’s more commonly referred to as Asuncion Airport, nicknamed after the nearby capital city. This is Paraguay’s main transportation point for most of the country’s international and domestic flights. The airport itself is in the smaller city of Luque, which is part of the Greater Asuncion area and includes twelve cities in total. Paraguay is one of two landlocked countries on the South American continent and is known for its ample rainfall. Even if you visit during the relatively dry summer, rain gear is always recommended. Like other regional nations, Spanish is spoken here, but it is one of two official languages. The language and culture of the indigenous Guaraní people are still widely used, and a majority of the population identifies as “mestizo” a combination of European and indigenous ancestry.

Best time to book a flight to Asuncion Airport

Travelers come to Paraguay to explore the pristine summer wilderness and unique spring festivals. This is when the routes will be the busiest and most expensive, so the best you can do is book as far in advance as possible and utilize your loyalty rewards if possible. Paraguay is still off the beaten path, which has kept prices for flights, accommodation, and food have stayed low so far, but the country is slowly opening up as a destination for naturalists, hikers, and artisans.

Airlines that fly to Asuncion Airport

Most airlines here represent destinations throughout Latin America, but you can fly directly from Spain to this location. There are no direct flights to ASU from Canada, as the distance between either end of the continent makes this extremely difficult, but there are Canadian airlines that serve this route with codeshare and alliance partners.

  • Air Canada and subsidiary Air Canada Rouge can take you on the first leg of this journey with the help of Latin American airlines like Avianca and Copa.
  • LATAM Paraguay, the national flagship carrier, teams up with Air Canada to serve this route with stops in Mexico, Peru, or Colombia.
  • Avianca, the biggest airline in Latin America, works with Air Canada Rouge to serve this route with connections in Mexico, Brazil, and San Salvador.

What to expect when leaving Asuncion Airport

You need a visitor’s visa to travel in Paraguay, the exact details of which depend on your passport. At the time of writing, a 90-day Canadian visitor’s visa cost $150 and can be purchased upon arrival. After your business with customs and immigration is concluded, you have access to duty-free shopping and a cafe located behind security. ATM machines and car rental services are available around the clock and the public bus from the airport to the city of Asuncion nearby.

What to see and do in Asuncion

Most of Paraguay’s population lives in either Asuncion or one of the many smaller cities nearby. The Rio Paraguay runs through the city, and it’s shoreline is lined with municipal and administrative buildings. If you come in July or August, you can see the Lapacho trees in full bloom. February through April is the time of festivals and the cheerful serenity of Semana Santa. Take some time to admire the motley but beautiful classic architecture that includes Moorish, Colonial, and Contemporary influences.

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