Flights to Paraguay are available everyday from the United States, and from many major airports. Paraguay hosts two airports that support commercial flights and thirteen other private airports on which tourists can easily charter a flight for a modest price.
Paraguay’s primary commercial airport is located in the district of Luque, located in Asuncion. It’s called Silvio Pettirossi International Airport and it supports nearly 600,000 tourists a year.
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport has a very modern infrastructure, with a total of six gates. The supported airlines are Aerolíneas Argentinas (flying out of Buenos Aires), Aerosur (flying out of Santa Cruz de la Sierra), Gol Airlines (flying out of several locations including São Paulo), PLUNA and TACA Perú (both flying out of Montevideo and Lima) and the largest one, TAM Airlines (many locations serviced throughout South America).
Guarani International Airport
The second commercial airport available for International flights is Guarani International Airport. This airport is located in Minga Guazú. The airport is serviced by one airline: TAM Paraguayan Airlines, which has daily flights to Asunción and São Paulo. Guarani International Airport is much smaller than Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, with just two gates serving both domestic and international flights.
For in-country flying, Paraguay flights are serviced to thirteen regional private airports. The ability to charter flights on these airports depends on the season and whether or not the local military is using the airport. Some of the larger private airports available for charter are the Juan de Ayolas Airport (Misiones), Dr. Luis Maria Argaña International Airport (Boquerón) and the small Dr. Augusto Roberto Fuster International Airport (Amambay).
Paraguay flights from the United States tend to be a little long, but this is an unavoidable consequence of travel. For example, a flight from Los Angeles or Washington, DC to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport runs around 24-26 hours. Most flights to Paraguay will have 4-5 stops in between, running through Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil. This affords the traveler to Paraguay many opportunities to explore the culture of Brazil and Mexico, as these airports are very developed and cater to tourists. Flights to Guarani International Airport are comparable to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.
At a bare minimum, a less expensive two-way ticket on coach to Paraguay costs between $1,000 to $1,500 dollars. Business class tickets run around $5,000. First class tickets are much more expensive, between $11,000 to almost $19,000. AeroMexico and Continental have the least expensive flights to Paraguay. Like all international travel, a passport is required and we recommend traveling light with items of low value in case yourluggage gets lost (which is more common in international flights). Concurrently, be prepared to pay $45 for all carry-on luggage and nearly $150 in taxes for international tickets.
Flights to Paraguay are offered daily and never before has it been easier to fly to this rich diverse country. Paraguay offers an assortment of attractions to the tourist where there’s literally something for everyone!