Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 14:41 UTC

Falklands' main import trading partner is the UK with 87% of all goods

The value of imported services was approximately £260 million in 2012 with support services to oil and gas extraction making up £167 million of the figure.

The United Kingdom is the main import trading partner of the Falkland Islands with 87% of all imported goods coming from the UK in 2012 (Customs and Immigration 2013) with the rest imported mostly from Chile and Uruguay, according to the latest report on the Falklands' “State of the Economy”.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Argentine police discover 15 kilos of pure cocaine in the 'Splendour of the Seas'

Two crew members were detained as they tried to board Splendour of the Seas with packets of cocaine taped to their bodies, Argentina’s AFIP tax agency said

Argentine customs officials seized cocaine worth more than one million dollars million from two crew members on a luxury cruise ship docked in Buenos Aires, authorities said. The suspects, both men, were identified only as a Croatian national and a Chilean traveling on an Australian passport.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:07 UTC

St Helena names South African airline preferred bidder for when airport opens next year

A South African airline operator has been named the favorite to provide an air service for St Helena when its first airport opens early in 2016. But Comair, which also operates budget flights as, will only offer flights to Johannesburg in South Africa, despite strong calls for a direct service to Europe.

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 10:30 UTC

Cruise season in Ushuaia with 71.000 visitors and 251 calls

This week Celebrity Infinity with 2.449 passengers and a thousand crew members called at Ushuaia en route to Valparaiso

Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego and considered the most southern city of the world, received over 70.000 cruise visitors and 251 vessel calls during this cruise season, which took off last September and was computed until the end of February, which also proved to be the most active month of austral summer.

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 23:32 UTC

St Elena's airport will receive its first airplane test landing next July

A few years ago the British government decided to build an international airport, a calling point for air bridges to the south.(Pic. St. Helena online)

The very first airplane landing on St Helena’s new airport is due to take place in July, seven months before the target date for its completion. St Elena is situated in the middle of the Atlantic, and besides being a volcanic island is world famous since Napoleon was kept under arrest by the British until his death.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:52 UTC

South Atlantic Air-bridge to the Falklands restricted to certain nationalities

“The MOD has reviewed its practices regarding access to its operational defense establishments, such as RAF Brize Norton”

The South Atlantic Air-bridge linking RAF Brize Norton in the UK with the Falkland Islands will no longer fly nationals from a list of countries and although no specific reasons were given, the release underlines that the “Ministry of Defense places the greatest importance on the security of its people, facilities and operations”.

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 10:31 UTC

P&O Cruises Britannia calls at Gibraltar on her way to England

Britannia embraces a bold 94 meter Union Flag on her bow displaying the longest version of the Flag anywhere in the world

The biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, Britannia called at Gibraltar on Tuesday and is due to return for a formal inaugural call on March 17. The vessel is P&O Cruises latest “modern classic”, heralding what it calls a new era of holiday choice.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:56 UTC

Queen Elizabeth will name cruise vessel Britannia in Southampton

Carnival UK CEO Dingle: “we are honoured and proud that Her Majesty will name Britannia almost 20 years after she named the P&O Cruises ship Oriana”.

P&O Cruises has confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia at Ocean Terminal, Southampton, SO14 3QN, on Tuesday March 10, 2015.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 05:45 UTC

London Heathrow and Star Alliance win the World's Airport of the Year award

The award is one of the first bestowed on the new Terminal 2/the Queen’s Terminal which opened on June 4th, 2014

London Heathrow and Star Alliance have won the World’s Airport of the Year at Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards, honored jointly for their collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Falkland Islands return as leading option for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

“The Falkland Islands Tourist Office has really sharpened its game” said Kay who added the Islands are rated far best in terms of wildlife viewing.

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added more options in South America with the reinstatement of a Falkland Islands and Chile itinerary and the return of Bolivia to the program. The first sold-out trip to the Falkland Islands has just returned and another, which is almost full, will run from November 5, leading in at £4,220pp.


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