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Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Ushuaia doubling air terminal tourist capacity

The expansion of the main building of the Ushuaia airport terminal, in Tierra del Fuego, is scheduled to be finished early next year helping to further promote what is rapidly becoming the main industry of Argentina's most southern province.

Sunday, June 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Significant outlays in Punta Arenas airport concession renewal

Next July 24 the Chilean Public Works ministry will announce the name of the company that will be awarded the concession of the Punta Arenas airport, in the extreme south of the country, said Juan Francisco Miranda the regional representative for the ministry.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Whales are back in Patagonia and can be seen on internet

Franca whales are back in Argentine Patagonia, more precisely at Peninsula Valdes and the provincial government of Chubut has resorted to internet video to share whale watching with a world audience.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

TACA passenger jet crashes in Honduras; 5 killed

A jetliner overshot a runway and raced onto a busy street in the Honduran capital on Friday, killing the pilot, two passengers and a motorist on the ground. At least 65 people were injured.

Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Fuel prices force Lan Chile to cut flights to US cities

Lan Chile one of the leading air carriers in South America said it expects slower growth in 2008 because of rising fuel prices and lower than expected passenger volume, which will force it to scale down international flights.

Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Lan resumes flights to center and extreme south of Chile

Lan Chile and Sky Airlines resumed flights on Thursday to the south of Chile which earlier this week had to be suspended because of the high ash concentration in the atmosphere originated in the eruption of the Chaitén volcano.

Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Peruvian government promises to revamp Machu Picchu ruins

The Peruvian government will invest an estimated 35.7 million US dollars in archeological research in the Machu Picchu ruins area of influence.

Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Islander Mensun's expedition to retrieve Tower guns

IT has taken over 400 years but soon the Tower of London is going to get some of its guns back - at least for a while.

Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

American Airlines to charge for checked baggage

With oil prices hitting new records almost daily, the nation's largest air carrier, American Airlines, announced drastic steps Wednesday to “remain viable,” including charging new fees for all checked baggage, slashing domestic flights and laying off thousands of workers.

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

As Aerolineas turns Argentine, air fares again hiked 18%

Argentina increased  40% the airflight rates in a month

Argentina's government authorized a new hike in domestic air rates to the tune of 18%, just a month after a similar increase to help airlines face the soaring cost of fuel.

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