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Falklands/South America second flight to be addressed at Argentina/UK meeting next week

Saturday, December 17th 2016 - 07:30 UTC
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Two Falklands lawmakers, MLA Mike Summers and MLA Phyl Rendell, will represent the Islands government as part of the British delegation at meetings with Argentina in London next Monday and Tuesday. According to a release from the Islands' government the principal item to be addressed is a second flight from South America to the Falklands that was agreed in a September Joint Statement between the UK and Argentina. Read full article


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  • Jo Bloggs

    The second flight is long overdue. We were gearing up and arranging it about 13 years ago (can't remember what year off the top of my head now) and for various reasons it didn't get going as quickly as we would have liked. Then there was a change of government in Argentina and any further attempt to get it going was absolutely refused by the Ks.

    I hope the new flight links with São Paulo and I concede that the reality is that one flight per month will have to stop in Argentine like the current link does now. I'd also like to see a competitor get the chance but I think the most likely airline is LATAM which will have its pros and cons.

    Dec 17th, 2016 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    2002 Lan actually filed overflight permit for direct midweek connection from Santiago with one stop a month each way in I recall Neuquén (Arg airport nearest flightpath).
    But at time of Kirchener Govt taking over and they threw it out. Probably still best route to have for tourism etc- especially as BA start Santiago-London service 2017 and thus Latam likley to also and both in same airline grouping. SaoPaulo no good for US transit tourists due to Brazil imposing passport regulations on USA citizens in reciprocal to those US impose on Brazillians.

    Dec 17th, 2016 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    I suppose as the Islanders sit with the British delegation, the Argentines will include the person they think has jurisdiction over the Islanders and the Antarctic. I think I'll turn up too, because after a skinful of Elderberry Wine (far superior to Malbec), I have pronounced myself leader of the entire Atlantic Ocean and the countries associated with it. Don't fret, when it wears off, I'll return to reality whereas the Argentine who thinks she commands the Falklands, South Georgia , Antarctic, etc etc, can remain in delusion, while the people ACTUALLY in charge of what happens on the Islands, sit with the British delegation, the tail wagging the dog.

    Dec 17th, 2016 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Islander1

    Pete- about hit the nail I reckon. Except that as regards flights in and out of the Islands- 100% final decision rests with Falkland Islands Govt. Arg may try to impose conditions - but our choice to say no - not acceptable, so we can decide no flight if we prefer.

    Dec 17th, 2016 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • pgerman

    I hope that Mike Summer keeps on refusing to shake hands with the argentine public servants...nothing better than extremists people !!!

    Dec 19th, 2016 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • monxus

    Ni un vuelo más para los kelpers. Que se pudran solos...

    Dec 24th, 2016 - 05:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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