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Falklands' additional flight should call at Comodoro Rivadavia, says local Senator

Saturday, December 24th 2016 - 16:00 UTC
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Senator Luenzo revealed that minister Malcorra confirmed, “as most likely” that in case of additional flights with Malvinas, they will call at Comodoro Rivadavia. Senator Luenzo revealed that minister Malcorra confirmed, “as most likely” that in case of additional flights with Malvinas, they will call at Comodoro Rivadavia.

The additional flights with South America from the Falkland Islands, in the framework of the recent Argentine/UK discussions, will be making a stopover at Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, according to Senator Alfredo Luenzo who represents the province of Chubut in the federal congress.

 Senator Luenzo revealed that last week foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed, “as most likely” that in case additional flights with Malvinas effectively take off, they will be calling at Comodoro Rivadavia.
“A few hours ago I was informed that London has accepted that flights to be resumed sometime in late 2017, early 2018 will be linking our city of Comodoro Rivadavia with the Malvinas Islands and this commitment has the support from Aerolíneas Argentina”, the Senator published in his official site.
Luenzo also mentions that the Comodoro Rivadavia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Production has asked he contacts foreign minister Malcorra to request the reconnection of Comodoro Rivadavia with Malvinas, involving direct flights to recover the existing link before 2 April 1982.
“It is most important to recover the links we had in Comodoro Rivadavia with the Islanders before 1982, when the Islanders would fly in to the continent weekly, here they received health care at our hospitals and clinics, stayed at our hotels, went shopping and enjoyed tourism”, added Senator Luenzo.
In this context, Argentina and the UK reached an agreement to advance the possibility of resuming flights from Falklands/Malvinas to third countries with calls in Argentina. Argentine Deputy foreign minister Pedro Villagra Delgado reported that during most of the year the different issues contemplated in the bilateral agenda were addressed and an understanding, in principle, was reached regarding flight to the Islands with stopovers in Argentina.
Following on this Argentina and the UK will be contacting Brazilian and Chilean authorities to begin identifying those airlines which might be interested in the route and that is estimated to begin flying in a year's time, concludes the report from Senator Luenzo.

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  • Islander1

    Marcelo Kohen..We make no barriers to trade with Argentina - What I described is the 100% bog standard Normal paperwork in any trade between any 2 countries.
    Its the Same between Argentina and Chile - Or Argentina and UK - or Chile and Brazil,
    or Chile and Falklands, or Uruguay and USA.

    No country will allow fresh foodstuffs in from another, without these standard international public and agricultural health certificates.
    You try taking a piece of fruit into Chile without all the paperwork though the airport!

    Dec 25th, 2016 - 09:10 pm +7
  • Marti Llazo

    From what I hear from conversation here on the subject, more Argentines are likely to visit when there are more frequent flights and cheaper stay opportunities, and that is not an entirely bad thing. Right now for a typical argento the cost starts around the equivalent of US$4000, since the current frequency of flights means a stay of a week. That US$4K is not something within the reach of every Fulano and Mengano.

    Such visits are good for various reasons. One, it reminds the visitors that they need to bring their passports and currency other than their own. It brings tourism money to the islands. It lets the argies meet the chilenos who are quite happy to work on the islands. The visiting argies get off the plane and are greeted by very large fellows with imposing automatic rifles. The visit lets the argies experience the cold and the wind in a way that reminds them that they really want to leave as soon as possible. The more conscious visitors discover that the islanders don't really dress in animal skins, live in igloos, and eat bear meat, as they were taught by Kirchnerismo. One fellow I know was most impressed by the size of the Death Star that he could see from the road on the way to the Mt Pleasant airport. It sobers up some of the argie visitors to see the cemeteries and the pieces of their aircraft on the ground if they happen to go on one of those tours and that serves as a tangible reminder of what happens to a hapless banana republic when it starts screwing around with the Big Dogs.

    Dec 25th, 2016 - 02:20 pm +6
  • gordo01

    Marcelo Kohen

    I do not understand how “un sinhuevos” like you has the courage to come here and spout your nonsense. Please do not insult us with your biased comments.

    Dec 25th, 2016 - 05:19 pm +6
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