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Falklands' second commercial air-link: interest from several Brazilian airlines

Friday, March 9th 2018 - 04:19 UTC
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Unofficial sources claimed this week that LATAM Brazil, Avianca Brazil, and GOL (Brazil) are airlines interested in undertaking the commercial air-link. Unofficial sources claimed this week that LATAM Brazil, Avianca Brazil, and GOL (Brazil) are airlines interested in undertaking the commercial air-link.

The Director of Aviation at Aviation Economics Joanna Hunt commenting on the progress of a second commercial air-link to the Falkland Islands has confirmed there has been interest from airlines.

 “As the independent specialist contractors responsible for running this project, I can confirm that we have received interest from a wide range of operators and have subsequently written to each to invite them to engage with the procurement process”, said Ms Hunt.

Unofficial sources claimed this week that LATAM Brazil, Avianca Brazil, and GOL (Brazil) are airlines interested in undertaking the commercial air-link.

On February 16 the Falkland Islands Government released an announcement with the heading, “Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link”, indicating that “UK embassies in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have received a letter jointly issued by the UK and Argentina Governments, requesting assistance in contacting airlines in their respective countries, to invite them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands.

According to Mercopress, a brief release from the Argentine Foreign Ministry last week states that at the end of the time limit (end of February) established by the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom, several airlines based in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have expressed their interest in presenting firm proposals for new scheduled flights to the Islands, “with periodical calls in Argentine continental territory”. (Penguin News)

 

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  • Islander1

    Think- Been growing Chillies of several varieties for years! Marketed under correct English names of course.A little yellow chappie is the nuclear killer(hmm- maybe could word it better in this dodgy world!)

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 02:30 pm +2
  • Jo Bloggs

    Well, what do you know! A direct flight to Brazil will do the Bloggs family nicely. I guess no commercial company is going to offer such a service if they can't see a business case and FIG started meetings with those companies about two years ago so they would have already had plenty of time to do their homework.

    Time will tell.

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 08:25 am +1
  • DemonTree

    Heh, brown thumbed is when your plants die. At my last job they gave everyone a succulent in a tiny pot. Within a year 95% were dead, it was sad. I took some leaves from the dying plants, now I have 5 different plants growing in my window at home, and two of them recently flowered. I did grow some chillies from Peru that had purple flowers, and they were uniformly very hot, but I prefer mild chillies because I like to taste the food rather than just pain.

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 09:58 pm +1
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