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Montevideo, May 24th 2017 - 15:28 UTC

Tourism

  • Saturday, April 8th 2017 - 07:25 UTC

    Positive outcome of ASSI visit to St Helena Airport

     The St Helena airport has received an ASSI endorsed certification of Air Traffic Services for a twelve month period from 3 April 2017

    Senior Aerodrome Inspector, Justin Rothwell, and Air Traffic Services Inspector, Sarah Lee, from Air Safety Support International (ASSI), the regulator for St Helena Airport, visited the Island recently. The purpose of their visit, according to an official release from the Overseas Territory, was to undertake an audit to consider the extension of the certification of St Helena Airport.

  • Friday, April 7th 2017 - 12:28 UTC

    Norwegian Sky planning 33 roundtrips to Cuba from Miami in 2018

    These new cruises will begin on March 26, 2018 and are in addition to the previously announced 30 calls that Norwegian will offer through December 2017.

    Norwegian Sky will sail 33 roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba in 2018, with 32 voyages featuring an overnight call in the capital city of Havana as well as a call on Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:56 UTC

    Aerolineas Argentinas opens “Atlantic Corridor” linking Buenos Aires, Comodoro and Ushuaia

    Aerolineas Embraer 190 receives the traditional water cannons ceremony when it arrived at Mar del Plata airport

    Aerolineas Argentinas inaugurated on Monday the “Atlantic Corridor” which will have daily flights between Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Bahía Blanca, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Falklands begins process for new port facilities to support economic growth

    The Executive Council approved a temporary, immediate augmentation of FIPASS capacity, at least until the end of 2018.

    The Falkland Islands has approved the commencement of work that will lead to the delivery of new port facilities to support economic growth into the next decade. According to a release from the Falklands elected government, the new work will build on the substantial previous studies completed in 2012 and 2014, which investigated the viability of various sites, and resources are expected to be allocated during the 2017/18 budget process.

  • Friday, March 31st 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands Tourist Board launches new website

    “This website is our window to the world and we want to show the Falklands off in the best light”, said acting CEO of FITA, Stephanie Middleton (Pic FITB)

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) launched its new website earlier this week. Acting CEO of FITB Stephanie Middleton said: ”We are delighted to finally launch this site. It is driven by a detailed database of accommodation, restaurants, shops, attractions and events, which allows us to make changes and keep it fresh on a regular basis.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    Chile, Argentina and Uruguay planning greater coordination of cruise circuits

    Punta Arenas is a crucial logistics port for Antarctic cruises and for scientific research vessels from the Antarctic Treaty country-members.

    Punta Arenas Austral Ports Company, EPA, was part of the Chilean stand at the Seatrade Cruise Global fair which took place in mid March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attracts the best of the cruise industry, operators and port terminals from all the world.

  • Friday, March 24th 2017 - 19:42 UTC

    Comodoro/Falklands link: “approval of route” does not mean “approval of flights”, cautions Malcorra

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra underlined that route approval does not mean flight approval

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra downplayed enthusiasm about a possible air link between Comodoro Rivadavia and the Falkland Islands arguing that the “approval of routes” does not mean the “approval of flights”.

  • Saturday, March 18th 2017 - 10:26 UTC

    Argentina authorizes a low cost airline to fly Falklands/Comodoro Rivadavia

    The American Jet fifteen-year concession must begin operations “in the next 180 days” following attainment of the Air Service Provider Certificate.

    The Argentine Ministry of Transport awarded American Jet authorization for an air link between Comodoro Rivadavia, in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, according to Resolution 136-E/2017 published in the Official Gazette and signed by minister Guillermo Dietrich.

  • Friday, March 17th 2017 - 07:26 UTC

    Brazil awards European groups 30 year concession of four airports

    “We have won back international credibility,” Temer said on Twitter, celebrating “success in the airport auction.”

    Brazil awarded three European groups on Thursday the rights to operate four airports, drawing nearly double the minimum bids at an auction that underscored investors' appetite for a new wave of privatizations under President Michel Temer. German airport operator Fraport AG, French group Vinci SA and Zurich Airport bid a combined 1.46 billion reais (US$470 million) for the rights to run airports in Porto Alegre, Salvador, Fortaleza and Florianopolis.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2017 - 07:56 UTC

    Two US airlines cancel flights to Cuba: excess of capacity

    Airline Frontier is canceling its Miami-Havana route starting next June 4 due to unforeseen high costs, and also because of the low demand.

    On Monday, two US airlines announced that they have plans to cancel their flights to Cuba, one of which is Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways, whose representatives said they had made the “difficult but necessary” decision to cancel its services to Cuba from April 22.