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Falklands-Buenos Aires link: Argentina awards license and route to low-cost airline

Saturday, December 15th 2018 - 09:27 UTC
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Resolution 1087/2018 authorizes FlyBondi Air Lines to exploit commercial and non commercial domestic and international flights of passengers, freight and mail Resolution 1087/2018 authorizes FlyBondi Air Lines to exploit commercial and non commercial domestic and international flights of passengers, freight and mail

The Argentine government awarded low-cost airline Flybondi a 15-year license to exploit 284 domestic and international routes, including one that potentially can link Buenos Aires directly with the Falkland Islands.

Ministry of Transport Resolution 1087/2018 authorizes FB Air Lines to exploit commercial and non commercial domestic and international flights of passengers, freight and mail with large aircraft.

In one of its points the resolution underlines that the majority of requested domestic routes have their origin in provinces, and propose connecting cities, which in most cases currently demand flying through Buenos Aires. The new network of air services should improve inter-province connectivity and help to de-concentrate Buenos Aires.

The 15-year license and 284 routes includes 28 in South America and the rest 39 Argentine cities, in which the Falkland Islands are included as a domestic flight.

However the “Buenos Aires-Malvinas” link must be submitted to a round of consultation with the Argentine Foreign Ministry.

Likewise Flybond must obtain an Air Services Exploitation License, CESA, in the twelve months following the publication of the resolution, and 180 days later at the most, must begin operations.

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  • Jo Bloggs

    The illogical leap between the reality of this story and the headline is probably a good example of why Mercopress articles seem to average about 5 reader responses these days. I was looking at a couple of old stories from 2013 last night and they had reader responses in the hundreds.

    The other reason for such low reader response numbers is the futility of making responses in the first place. As more sensible people with a grasp on reality make this realisation and give up, the more Mercopress is left with the hardliners, trolls and general shit stirrers; and this just puts more people off. Which is why lots of articles receive no comments and even the most (realistically) provocative ones receive maybe 20 or 30 at a push; and even then that’s only because someone decided to argue with a troll.

    I hardly ever look at the site any more and judging by the reader responses, I am not the only one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. Let’s see if I bother looking at MP again before this time next year. Last time I didn’t look for so long I forgot my login details!

    Dec 15th, 2018 - 11:05 am +3
  • bushpilot

    Jo,
    The posting format is different from then.

    The posts used to be numbered. That was more conducive to responses. When they were numbered I could reference the specific post I was replying to. With a mere digit, it was clear. People could find that specific post. All dialogue was clearer.

    Without that post #, people will only reply to the last or 2nd to last post.

    It is too hard to specify which post one is commenting on, before all it took was an “@#”.

    The “Top Comments” and the tick marks befuddle the posting process too.

    This tiny little box also makes it difficult to post.

    Maybe the posts are less because MP is deliberately trying to cut back on outside dialogue.

    The headline of this article vs. its content, also indicates MP's new approach to things.

    Dec 16th, 2018 - 03:35 am +3
  • Roger Lorton

    I must be one of those 'hardliners' I suppose, but where are my manners.... congratulations are due I see Think, when were you promoted to 'general'? ;-)

    Dec 16th, 2018 - 10:20 pm +2
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