Cheap Flights to Mount Pleasant Airport

Cheap Flights to Mount Pleasant Airport

When thinking of top worldwide tourist destinations, the Falkland Islands does not often come up - but it should! The Falkland Islands are a gorgeous archipelago, or group of islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of Argentina. Like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands is considered to be a British Overseas Territory.

Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) is one of two airports serving the archipelago, with MPN being the larger and busier of the two. The airport is located about 53 km from the island's capital city, Stanley. To find the cheapest flights to Mount Pleasant Airport, all you have to do is enter airport code MPN into Skyscanner's travel search tool as your travel destination. Then, enter your starting destination and travel dates. With all your travel information, Skyscanner will search available flight routes and create a list of the cheapest airfare for you to choose from.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Stanley

The weather in the Falkland Islands generally ranges from cool to mild year-round, with high winds and precipitation. Opposite to Canada's weather, the coldest weather in the archipelago occurs between June and August. Freezing temperatures and light snowfall are possible during these months. You'll generally experience the most agreeable weather by visiting between November and March. Once your travel dates are decided, set a Skyscanner Price Alert to keep an eye on price fluctuations so you book at the best time.

Airlines that Fly to Mount Pleasant Airport

Mount Pleasant Airport is currently only served by two airlines: LATAM Airlines Chile and Royal Air Force. LATAM flies to cities within Chile and Argentina, and Royal Air flies to Oxfordshire, England.

Arriving at the Airport

MPN Airport is fairly small and will not be difficult to navigate. The island's capital city is quite far away, at about 53 km northwest. A taxi ride will take over an hour. Unfortunately, you will have to make the trip all the way to Stanley to find a hotel or lodge as any towns along the way are generally too small to offer housing accommodations.

Mount Pleasant Airport Facilities

Mount Pleasant Airport is primarily a military base. The airport, therefore, has many amenities, like gyms, pools, and libraries. However, they will be restricted to military personnel use. Flights into MPN will also generally be filled with military personnel, so book early to ensure availability. At the airport, there is a small café for drinks and light snacks.

What to See and Do in Stanley

When visiting the East Falkland Islands, animal lovers will not want to miss a trip to Volunteer Point. Though it is located about a two hour's drive from Stanley, the interesting wildlife you'll encounter makes the trip worth it. As a bird conservation area, the Point houses about 150 pairs of incredible king penguins, as well as various other species of ducks, geese, and finches.

Another key tourist attraction is the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. The museum covers the cultural, military, and maritime history of the Islands.

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