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Falklands' second scheduled flight proposal presented to Paraguay foreign ministry

Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 10:15 UTC
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The United Kingdom and Argentina presented on Monday to the Paraguayan foreign ministry a joint letter requesting assistance in contacting airlines in the country that could be interested in establishing a new scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeeee.....

    Them Engris are doing exactly what I tell them to...:
    “Try Paraguay... Cartes has a fleet of smuggling planes...” ..., I told them yesterday...
    http://en.mercopress.com/2018/02/20/falklands-second-commercial-air-link-invitation-delivered-to-uruguay/comments#comment483797

    Let's try this...:
    Engrish go home...
    Chuckle..., chuckle..., rechuckle...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • golfcronie

    You are so full of it, boooooooring

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Strange way to do business.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    What business..., lad...?
    The deal is done... I know you..., deep in your Engrish heart..., know that...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    The deal with the Argies for a weekly flight with a monthly stop-over somewhere in Argentina? The details are not finalised, but yes, I suspect that deal is done. And done by the FIG who will have to deal with the complaints.

    The deal regarding which airline, subsidies, etc? Perhaps. But this is still a strange way to do business. Word is that the Argentine Gov needs to be seen as active throughout the process. It's feeling vulnerable. Macri will have some answering to do also methinks.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Geeeeeeee.... Rodge...

    For one that doesn't give a damn about diplomacy and forms..., you go to incredible lenghts to try to make people believe that them Kelpers had a say in this whole story...
    They haven't...
    There ain't no Kelpers in all them fine pictures with all them fine folks...
    Them Kelpers don't even got (or get) informed about nothing by their own Penguin News...!

    You are right about one thing though...
    Macri is very vulnerable and will have a lot of answering to do..., meTHINKstoo...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Roger Lorton

    Whereas you go to incredible lengths to try to make people believe that the FIG has played no part. Risible nonsense.

    It was the FIG that raised the issue of a second flight; it will be the FIG that has to offer guarantees. That they don't feature in any photos is just a sop to Argentine sensitivities. The FIG still has the final say.

    First, they've got to convince the Islands' people. They may struggle with that.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Loong

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    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Something sent to me a few hours ago from a reliable source. No names, no pack drill, obviously.

    “The problem is that previously all permutation of the second flight have to factor in Argentine airports as a diversion in the case of an emergency. This is airline industry standard. However since 2003 Argentina has refused permission except to the LATAM flight. This made a second flight just about possible but uneconomic and technically difficult. ... What is happening is a public exhibition that Argentina has changed its mind on that aspect and will not hamper flight operation. Quite simply it is a public confidence booster and makes a second flight quite viable. I can't see a problem. It certainly isn't about Argentina controlling our flights, it's about Argentina agreeing to the freedoms of the air, ... ....In the real world none of this would be necessary, the rules are already there. But because Argentina in the recent past was particularly difficult with sea and air links, the airline industry need re-assurance. FIG definitely have the final say. The flight has got to be authorised by the DCA of the Falkland Islands, that includes checking the certification of the proposed airline and even the aircraft to be used. They have to file a flight plan and that can be rejected. ”

    Something to Think about?

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Clem

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @ Clem

    Not THE Clement Bilko?

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Argentina will finally twig they cant colonise the Falkland Islands within 25 years... ;-)

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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