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Falklands second commercial air link: “Avoid any Argentine flight connection”

Wednesday, February 28th 2018 - 10:08 UTC
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The recent statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released by the Falkland Islands Government has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    I'm afraid that the Argentinians, to some extent, believe that the Islanders are an 'implanted population' and somehow lack rights.

    Argentine Foreign Minister Malcorra said that historically the Argentine position was not to acknowledge for this case in particular the “self determination of peoples”, because 'kelpers' (Falkland Islanders) are a transplanted population, not aborigine (MercoPress 10 Nov 2016)..

    Is that correct?

    Falklands – Implanted Population:
    https://www.academia.edu/30505159/Falklands_Implanted_Population

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    David Eynon...?
    Yet another Engrishborn Engrishman telling them Kelperborn Engrishmen how to THINK...

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse -11
  • golfcronie

    Grow a pair Tinkle.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • James Marshall

    Someone explain to Think the difference between 'British' and 'English', he is embarrassing himself again......

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    I just luuuuuuuuuuuuuuv those turnipy Engrish United Kingdom Brits hat THINK we silly foreigners can't distinguish an Engrish PommyPom from an Engrish TanPaddy from an Engrish JocklandJock from an Engrish Taffythief from an Engris Cornishpastry...;-)))

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Clyde15

    Thik
    I would remind you that this is an English speaking site...god knows what language you are using

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Geeeeeeee...... I forgot to mention above that special northern Engrish breed...: The LowlanderSassenachs...

    By he way..., before any gastronomically savvy Emgrishperson notices..., I must correct my above typing mistake...
    It' s Cornish“pasti”..., not “pastry”....
    A worthy descendent from the Spanish empanada... ;-)
    https://assets.bonappetit.com/photos/58a34e1df12ac6e639bf24ae/16:9/w_1200,c_limit/argentinian-beef-empanadas.jpg

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -10
  • Roger Lorton

    Sad case - Think's mind has gone all spongy. Its probably an age thing. Just pretend he's not there. He'll nod off eventually

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    I guess you could use a Cornish pasti and a pint of lukewarm Engrish ale right now..., copper...;-)

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -9
  • James Marshall

    No not all foreigners , just you Think

    Hence why I didn't say '... Explain to all foreigners,.......'

    Perhaps you should try reading what people write, rather than making stuff up.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    To all me dear Engrish squatting Kelpers...

    As you may have noticed..., if you have been following the Argie news...(forget about the Foreign & Colonial Office's FIG(leaf)..., MercoPress or Penguin NoNews that ain't telling you nothin”)... today was the deadline for any interested Airline in the outside World to present their comercial interest in them windblown Islands and their Engrish inhabitants...
    How many do you THINK have done so...?
    Read for yourself...:
    https://www.infobae.com/politica/2018/02/28/vuelos-a-malvinas-se-complica-el-acuerdo-de-gran-bretana-y-argentina-por-la-falta-de-empresas-aereas-interesadas/

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Thinky,

    “luuuuuuuuuuuuuuvturnipyengrishpommypomtanpaddyjocklandjocktaffythief Cornish pastry [wibble]”

    And you wonder why people think that you are the turnip.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • gordo1

    Having tried empanadas from Chile and from Argentina and also genuine Cornish pasties there is not a lot of difference between them. Best of all are the “pastes” from Pachuca in the Mexican state of Hidalgo - these are basically Cornish pasties, Pachuca is a mining city and is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Hidalgo. It is located in the south-central part of the state and many Cornish miners emigrated here in the 19th century.

    I am sorry to say the Argentine product, for me, is the least attractive - as you might expect!

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeee...

    We are on an article about the Falkland / Malvinas second commercial air link where it just surfaced the news that no Airline whatsoever has shown no interest in the Falklands / Malvinas second commercial air link...

    And the only thing them Anglo Turnips can comment on is...: Cornish Pasties....

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • DemonTree

    @Think
    I couldn't post earlier because the website was down, but this isn't exactly surprising, it was a very short time to the deadline. Why didn't they just give them 90 days in the first place?

    I seriously doubt anyone will agree to an Argentine company running the flights, and as for Aerolíneas Argentinas doing it, I don't know why anyone even bothered evaluating the idea. Even if it wasn't 100% unacceptable to the Falklanders, I can just imagine how delighted the Argentine taxpayers would be to subsidise flights for the Islanders.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Is this a good time to remember my proposed bet to Engrish Director Jo Bloggs of Malvinas..., way back in 2016...?...:
    ...***” If you Kelpers get a direct flight to Brazil I will gladly write a piece eating my humble pie for that stubborn Watson child to print it in the Penguin....
    If not..., you will donate to my favourite charity, the International Red Cross........., the modicum sum of £1,000 (thousand British Pound)... Deal...? ”***

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • DemonTree

    Wouldn't you rather wait 90 days? I'm sure I remember someone saying the time allowed for submissions was way too short and the bureaucracy is very bureaucratic in Latin America.

    PS. It was one airline that had shown an interest, not none.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    If I was a suspicious auld Patagonian..., I would suspect this whole story to be an FCO PSYOP to soften them Kelpers...

    By the way... the Argie article's mentioned offer from American Jet..., an 100% Argie Airline without any international destination is from the year 2016 and covers only a proposed Comodoro Rivadavia - Puerto Estanley route...

    Not exactly the squatting Kelpers wet dream...

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    Think, you ARE a suspicious OLD Scandinavian who lives in the Argentine colony of Patagonia. Squatting, in fact.

    Argentina's deadline is irrelevant and you believe we should trust Infobae over Mercopress/Penguin News? Your brain has indeed gone soft.

    Feb 28th, 2018 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    It was an Anglo-Argentinean deadline..., laddie...
    And I don't believe we should trust no news outlet...
    But at least ours are informing about the Falkland/Malvinas second commercial air link...
    Yours are, at best, informing about the ewes..., lambs and sheep prices at the Goss's last auction...

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 02:22 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Great job BritBob!

    “BritBob - this is not the place to play politics.....show Rick, his family and friends some respect and take your issues to another forum”

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/24/surgeon-captain-rick-jolly-obituary#comments

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 04:36 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Roger Lorton

    Anglo-Argentinean deadline? Only the Arg side have mentioned it. And why would there be 'deadlines' anyway?

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 05:07 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • gordo1

    Marquitos Alejandrito

    This obituary was published several days ago in most of the British press. Nene, is your education so minimal that it takes you a long time to read the contents?

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Kanye

    Typical Marcos,

    As always, too stupid, too late, and not relevant

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 06:57 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • The Voice

    Has someone disturbed the coffin lid, Narcos has been absent of late?

    Nothing will happen without the approval of the Falkland Islands Government.

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Brit Bob

    Marcos Alejandro

    Anything on the Falkland Islanders being an 'implanted population?'

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Sr. Marcos Alejandro...

    - Interesting detail that no Argie Turnip disrupted Mr. Jolly's obituaries with improper postings...
    - Interesting detail that it was an Anglo Turnip who disrupted Mr. Jolly's obituaries with his improper posting...
    - Interesting detail that it was a good Anglo putting that Anglo Turnip in his place...
    - Interesting detail that the usual Anglo Turnips in here get mad at you for showing them their Turnipidity...
    Pá algo sirven los bosteros nomás...
    Muera Boca... ;-)

    Mr. Roger Lorton...
    You say...:
    ***“Anglo-Argentinean deadline? Only the Arg side have mentioned it. And why would there be 'deadlines' anyway?”***
    I say...:
    That's exactly the point..., laddie...
    Only we Argies are informing about what's happening in this story...
    The Engrish FCO is delivering the deadlines through their fine ambassadeurs and keeping them Kelpers (and sweet little you) in the dark...
    If you want to know anything about the second Air Link..., you will have to ask your MP..., or read the Argie Press...

    Chuckle..., chuckle... rechuckle...

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • DemonTree

    @Think
    Penguin News is a weekly and Mercopress commonly recycles stories from Clarín. Perhaps they need to make a similar agreement with infobae?

    Anyway, Comodoro Rivadavia is obviously a non-starter, but we'll see if there is any more interest after 90 days. If there is no other economic route then they will continue with the current weekly flight. No one could trust Argentina enough to allow a flight from there, or to use one of your airlines.

    As for the FCO, this is what the FIG asked them to arrange, and apart from sharing info on fish stocks again it's the easiest to negotiate as Argentina gets something in return. If some of the Islanders don't like the idea they need to take it up with their own elected representatives who were pushing for it.

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Twinkle, hows it going.? How are those undergarments holding up..

    https://youtu.be/RGNMeR-BOis

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Thank you to Mr Lorton for reminding me that Twinkie is an ex-pat liar. There was a time when he posted marginally intelligent comments. Those days are long gone. He is now displaying all the symptoms of a stroke coupled with senile dementia.Since he was an ignorant animal when first encountered, his deterioration has not improved matters. Just imagine an old, decrepit hyena with rabies, senile dementia and a stroke and you have Twinkie.

    Hello Twink. Enjoy yourself posting your usual series of bilious insults. I don't come here all that often anymore so you will, essentially, be talking to yourself.

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Think is inclined to believe Argie news-outlets but then attempts to make fun of us relying on our own reports. Only the Argie news says that there were deadlines. Until our side says something similar it remains unconfirmed.

    The FIG have the final decision on who, if anyone, gets the job. They have to approve the airline, offer the necessary guarantees and consent to the flight plans.

    I'll await news from them, and not the monkeys across the water.

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    TWIMC...(and Mr. Roger Lorton)

    “I'll await news from them”..., says the Engrish ex-copper...

    In the last 24 hours we got the following “News ” from “them”...:
    “Beast from the East sweeps Europe“
    ”Falklands: Spanish trawlers hope “
    ”Falklands FIPASS: explosion incident “
    ”Two major US retailers“
    ”UK car industry thousands of jobs”
    “Theresa May meets Donald Tusk ”
    “Ex PM Major calls for”
    “Gibraltar in shock”
    And
    “Spanish trawler caught illegally”

    Nothing at all about the complete absence of interest of any Airline to service the complete unprofitable “Second Air Link” to Malvinas....

    You'll better await news from them sitting..., laddie...

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Deary me Tinkle, you still do not know after all these years and us telling you almost daily, there is no such thing as Malvinas, certainly not in the South Atlantic

    Mar 02nd, 2018 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    Whats the Mal vinas? Sounds like wine thats gone off? Or is it the odour from Twinkle's underpants?

    https://youtu.be/RGNMeR-BOis

    Mar 02nd, 2018 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    News from them = https://mailchi.mp/8d3665493677/press-release-010318-update-on-establishing-a-second-commercial-falkland-islands-air-link

    Which rather scuppers the nonsense from Infobae

    Mar 02nd, 2018 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    Let's get to the interesting, MP-never-published stories about Falklands' friend Mauricio Macri.

    He enjoyed the protection of over 2,000 security agents on his way to open the Parliament sessions.

    However, he could not avoid listening to the “Hit of the Summer” that Argentines have been singing during soccer games, concerts, subway service interruptions and other public events: “Mauricio Macri, la p'ta que te p'rio!” (MM-SOB).

    Don't miss it:

    https://www.pagina12.com.ar/98744-mauricio-macri-la

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Think
    “- Interesting detail that the usual Anglo Turnips in here get mad at you for showing them their Turnipidity...”

    Anglo turnipidity in here never ceases to surprise me.

    Se van a la B :-))

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 05:33 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Roger Lorton

    Blind, leading the blind, MoreCrap

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • gordo1

    THINK

    “If you Kelpers get a direct flight to Brazil I will gladly write a piece eating my humble pie for that stubborn Watson child to print it in the Penguin.” You “humble”? Never in de life! Try a cornish pasty instead!

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 07:18 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    Suddenly Narcos and Reekie turn up uttering THINK like comments. Coincidence or what? The Troll factory is back in business… A whiff of Twinkle.

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Jo Bloggs

    Wherever our second flight comes from is not yet certain but I am pretty certain it will be direct.

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. Roger Lorton...
    Your link confirms two things...:
    1) There WAS INDEED an Anglo-Argie deadline on the 28/02/2018...
    2) Somebody is telling porkies about the interest of commercial Airlines to cover a complete marginal second Air Link to a market of 3,000 squatting Engrish people in the very end of the World....

    Director Jo Bloggs...
    ... Is this a good time to remember my proposed bet to Engrish Director Jo Bloggs of Malvinas..., way back in 2016...?...:
    ...***” If you Kelpers get a direct flight to Brazil I will gladly write a piece eating my humble pie for that stubborn Watson child to print it in the Penguin....
    If not..., you will donate to my favourite charity, the International Red Cross........., the modicum sum of £1,000 (thousand British Pound)... Deal...? ”***

    You on..., laddie...?

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think

    Your proposed wager clearly reflects your faith in the odds. Obviously a direct flight is odds-on favourite in your eyes and a non-direct flight is a verrrry looonnngggg shot.

    I can’t recall precisely what I said way back in 2016 but no doubt some sad old git (there’s a good boy Think) will re-post it for me. It’s true, at one stage I thought Brazil was a good option for us but I’m not sure about that now. The key element is a direct flight though, and I reckon we will get that.

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Reading comprehension problems, old man? Where does it mention the 28th Feb?

    Update on establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link

    Today marks the start of the formal commercial process for establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands. On 16 February, airline operators across Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were invited to communicate their interest in providing this service via Aviation Economics, a specialist consultancy which has been appointed to manage the process.

    Speaking of the response to date, Joanna Hunt, Director of Aviation for Aviation Economics said: “We are delighted to have received such a high level of interest from a wide range of operators. We have now initiated the commercial process and have written to these operators to invite them to take part in the formal procurement process.”

    Aviation Economics is a global leader in strategic intelligence for the airline industry and has worked with a wide range of aviation businesses, including government agencies, in every continent of the world. It aims to manage the commercial process of establishing a second weekly commercial Falkland Islands air link, which is due to become operational in October 2018.This will include a monthly stop in Argentina, once in each direction, and will complement the existing weekly LATAM flight to and from Chile.

    All queries concerning the commercial exercise will be managed by Aviation Economics.

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • The Voice

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

    Mar 03rd, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • gordo1

    The Voice

    But one of their citizens - who has quite a lot of names - will continue to insist that they will recover the Malvinas - wherever they may be - within 25 years,

    Mar 05th, 2018 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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