Most international flights arrive at Asuncion (ASU). There are many airports in Paraguay. However, not all Paraguay airports have regularly scheduled flights. In fact, some small airports have no regularly scheduled passenger services.
Some regional airports in Paraguay are only served by small "local" airlines which do not make their fares available to major travel web sites. For flights out of that sort of city, you would need to research which airlines serve the city and locate their web site or phone number by any means you have at your disposal.
Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay (Spanish: Republica del Paraguay; Guarani: Teta Paraguai), is a landlocked country in South America. It lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, bordering Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest, and is located in the very heart of South America. The name "Paraguay" is derived from the Guarani word pararaguay meaning "from a great river". The "great river" is the Parana River, which produces the greatest amount of hydroelectric power in the world.
The Parana River contains the Itaipu dam shared with Brazil. It is currently the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, generating nearly all of Paraguay's demand for electricity. Another large hydroelectric power plant on the Parana river is Yacyreta, shared by Paraguay and Argentina. Paraguay is currently the world's largest exporter of hydroelectric power.
The local climate ranges from subtropical to temperate, with substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, though becoming semi-arid in the far west.
Paraguay has a market economy marked by a large informal sector that features both re-export of imported consumer goods to neighbouring countries, and thousands of small business enterprises. Paraguay's largest economic activity is based on agriculture, agribusiness and cattle ranching. Paraguay is ranked as the world's third largest exporter of soybeans, and its beef exports are substantial for a country of its size. A large percentage of the population derive their living from agricultural activity, often on a subsistence basis.
Paraguay's economic potential has been historically constrained by its landlocked geography, but it does enjoy access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Parana River. Paraguay's economy is very dependent on Brazil and Argentina. Through various treaties, Paraguay has been granted free ports in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil through which it sends its exports. The most important of these free port is on the Brazilian Atlantic coast at Paranagua.
The Friendship Bridge that now spans the Parana River between Ciudad del Este and the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu permits about forty thousand travelers to commute daily between both cities, and allows Paraguay land acess to Paranagua. A vibrant economy has developed in Ciudad del Este and Foz de Iguazu mostly based on international commerce and shopping trips by Brazilian buyers colloquially called sacoleiros.
Ethnically, culturally, and socially, Paraguay has one of the most homogeneous populations in Latin America. About 95% of the people are mestizos of mixed Spanish and Guarani Indian descent. The only trace of the original Guarani culture is the Guarani language, spoken by 94% of the population. About 75% of all Paraguayans can speak Spanish. ()