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Argentina authorizes a low cost airline to fly Falklands/Comodoro Rivadavia

Saturday, March 18th 2017 - 10:26 UTC
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The Argentine Ministry of Transport awarded American Jet authorization for an air link between Comodoro Rivadavia, in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, according to Resolution 136-E/2017 published in the Official Gazette and signed by minister Guillermo Dietrich. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    How many is that now?

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Islander1

    Madame can authorise as many Argentine flights as she likes- but they will not actually ever land here!

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Mr. Islander1
    They could invoke “Emergency Humanitarian Reasons” to land...
    The RAF local chapter would surely recognise the drill...
    They use it in Brazil all the time... ;-)

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jo Bloggs

    Yawn...

    Think
    Here's betting that by this time next year more humanitarian / technical stop RAF flights will have occurred but not one of them Argie-approved airlines will have landed on our soil.

    Not only that but Falklands-registered aircraft will continue to land in several South American countries like they do at present.

    ...and no Argentinian billionaire bankster is going to make any difference to that.

    BTW, thanks for dusting off doveoverdover for me. Is it easy to Switch between all of the slightly different but nonetheless equally unsavoury characters?

    Reality check anyone?

    Chuckle chuckle

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Mr. Joe Bloggs...
    You Kelpers are funny...
    You hate your Masters ways..
    But you can't live without them...
    Talk to Mr. Doveoverdover... You know you want to ;-)
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/His_Master%27s_Voice.jpg

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Islas Malvinas

    Good to know domestic flights between Comodoro and our Malvinas Islands were authorized.

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • darragh

    IM

    but not authorised by the only people that actually count i.e. The Falkland Islanders

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Troy Tempest

    Think, Avoice, Dover

    “Mr. Joe Bloggs...
    You Kelpers are funny...
    You hate your Masters ways..
    But you can't live without them...”

    Says who?

    Absolute Argentine tripe, as usual.

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @Think
    They could, but then they'd need some “Emergency Humanitarian Reasons” to allow the passengers off the plane, and some more “Emergency Humanitarian Reasons” to allow them through immigration and off the airbase.

    How is the low cost airline scandal going anyway? Are any of them not dodgy in some way?

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Think

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
    Each one more dodgy than the other..., Mr. DemonTree...
    But don't tell them Kelpers...
    Ya know what I mean...
    ;-)

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Briton

    the islanders should put a stop to this,
    next they will be giving out argentine /Malvinas passports, and doing all your trade deals,

    then have the Gaul to accuse the islanders of hatred against them..?

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Islander1

    Think- Actually it would be Falklands Islands Dept of Civil Aviation that would give formal authority for such an emergency landing rather that the RAF - but of course it would not be denied in emergency circumstances - but one assumes the pilot would be fired later due to gross negligence in his map reading to end up this far off his route over Patagonia!!

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    HAHAHAHAHA! Dumber than a box of frogs, these Argentines.

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • gordo1

    Islas Malvinas - what an odd nick name! Kindly explain what it means - thank you.

    And what connection do you have with the FALKLAND ISLANDS? ¡NABO!

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Mr. Islander1...
    What gross negligence in map reading...?
    Them Sanson Islands have been correctly placed in our maps since 1541...!
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_history_of_the_Falkland_Islands#16th_Century

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    Sanson? Only if you believe Roger Herve's 1982 account Think, and very few do. Sanson was described in the 1541 Islario as lying 18 leagues from the coast of South America.

    Mar 18th, 2017 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • downunder

    “Argentina authorizes a low cost airline to fly Falklands.......”

    Low cost! That sums up Argentina's attitude towards the Falkands and its people, everything it proposes is low cost, second rate and dodgy.

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 04:30 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...

    I sense..., by the record numbers of negative ticks your posts are getting..., that you have aroused the wrath of the Falklandist Turnips in here...

    Gooooood boy....!

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    “... the Government in Buenos Aires grants its flag carrying airline, Areolineas Argentinas a licence for two routes between the airports of Buenos Aires and Port Stanley in the Falkland islands. ”

    June 10th, 2004

    How's that working out?

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Mr. Lorton...
    “How's that working out?”..., you ask...

    All formalities in place..., I say...
    -Aerolineas is ready to service them Islands the minute after you Engrish repeat this beautiful ceremony...:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YzJzq1Mvk

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pete Bog

    Think
    “They could invoke “Emergency Humanitarian Reasons” to land...”

    With all the airfields around South America, why would an aircraft of limited range chose to divert 300 plus miles to the Falklands?

    It would have to land into wind which mainly comes from the west, so any pilot with an emergency would be risking the lives of the passengers and have to fly further round as it would be hazardous to land with the wind.

    A pilot in an emergency would not ass about, their priority would be to land as soon as possible.

    I hope no pilot would be stupid enough to do what you suggest for the avoidance of a disaster.

    @IM

    “Good to know domestic flights between Comodoro and our Malvinas Islands were authorized”

    Even though those flights cannot land in the Falklands without authority from Falklands Civil Aviation?

    I would suggest this is why your country isn't that successful as it doesn't follow things properly to their conclusion.

    Authorising a flight without permission for it to land isn't sensible, and means the flight won't happen unless your government speaks to the FIG, so authorising it is utterly futile if the flight isn't actually going to happen.

    Would you be happier perhaps if flights were authorised by the Argentine MOT to the moon, even though they too, were unlikely to land?.

    In your case, I guess you would be throwing a party if they did.

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Markič

    Video of recent argentine holidays on Falkland Islands subsidized with national funding. Note keen competition and outcome for winning team against uneven odds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK072iFJzqQ

    Mar 19th, 2017 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse -3
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Poor old Hepatia. Again with the old “England will return the Malvinas within 25 years” BS.
    #1 Yes, we have no Malvinas...
    #2 England doesn't have the wherewithal to return the FALKLANDS (please learn the difference between “England” and “The United Kingdom of Great Britain”
    #3 The United Kingdom of Great Britain won't be returning the Falklands to Argentina without the express wishes and permission of the Falkland Islanders
    #4 It ain't going to happen

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse -2
  • gordo1

    HughJuanCoeurs - Hepatitis(YES) hasn't got a clue about the makeup of the United Kingdom and SHE fails to accept that we can't RETURN the archipelago to Argentina as it has never been part of Argentina and never will be.

    And what SHE doesn't realise is that each time SHE posts she extends her timescale.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    So, what, the planes just take off and fly a few laps around Patagonia then land again???????

    Having no doubt reinforced their sovereignty claim.

    Hmmm, real world anyone.

    Posted 5 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LukeDig

    Bad news certainly

    Posted 4 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Briton

    Hepatia
    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years

    Unfortunately the Malvinas has just been bought by China,lol

    Posted 2 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0

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