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Patagonia/Falklands links under consideration by Aerolineas, reveals Chubut governor

Saturday, February 4th 2017 - 12:58 UTC
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Governor Das Neves revealed such possible air links were presented to him by Aerolínas Argentinas president Mario Agustin Dell-Acqua Governor Das Neves revealed such possible air links were presented to him by Aerolínas Argentinas president Mario Agustin Dell-Acqua

The Argentine government is considering the possibility of having Aerolineas Argentinas fly round trips to the Falklands from Trelew or from Comodoro Rivadavia, or alternatively Trelew/Rio Gallegos/Falklands, according to Patagonian Chubut province governor Mario Das Neves.

 The governor revealed that such possibility was presented to him by Aerolínas Argentinas president Mario Agustin Dell-Acqua, during a meeting in Buenos Aires when flights to the Falklands/Malvinas were discussed.

“We were asked about the possibility of a flight to Malvinas from Trelew and we replied that we are totally identified with Malvinas in the province, and we thought such an option was correct”, Das Neves told the media in Rawson.

“It's an issue under consideration in the foreign ministry, but we can imagine a flight Trelew/Comodoro Rivadavia/Malvinas or alternatively Trelew/Rio Gallegos/Malvinas” added the governor who underlined “we gave it our full support”.

In recent meetings in Buenos Aires, Geneva and London, Argentine and UK delegations have been discussing among other issues additional flights to the Falklands. The UK delegation included Falklands representatives in these negotiations.

The meeting between Das Neves and Aerolineas was originally to talk about new air links from Argentina's flag carrier to Patagonia cities.

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  • womble

    Patrick, you ignore the obvious flaw in your argument....

    Argentina has NO rights. It can argue all it likes, but it has acquired NO rights. Nada. Zilch.

    Feb 04th, 2017 - 06:51 pm +12
  • gordo1

    Patrick Edgar - good day!

    Just when is it the intention of Argentina to establish “tight friendship” with the people of the Falkland Islands? There is absolutely NO evidence that Argentina has any intentions to do anything but realise its ambition to colonise the Falklands archipelago.

    Feb 04th, 2017 - 07:30 pm +9
  • Pete Bog

    Patrick Edgar

    “loosing the hate”

    Cultivated entirely by Argentina, therefore eliciting a sceptical response from the Islanders.

    Do you possibly think the Channel Islanders want the Germans back, even over 60 years after WW2?

    “nurture its people's own ideas for living a more well rounded life on the island”

    I'm intrigued, why exactly in your opinion, do you think that the Falkland Islanders would have a more rounded life by visiting Argentina?

    Are you aware that the Islanders actually do travel around the world on their holidays, they don't all stay put on the Falklands.

    Why has the worldwide travel they have done since 1986, not made them more rounded?

    “the denial of Argentina's right to argue its acquired amount of rights by 1833.”

    And what 'acquired rights' are these exactly? I assume you have read something of pre-1833 history of the South Atlantic during the early 19th century?

    And of the exact events of 1833?

    “ In other words, they [Argentines ] can live there, and buy property carry out business like anyone else, and require no visa”

    If they become Falkland Islanders, can they not do that already?

    The original Vernet settlers that came from what is now Argentina and Uruguay chose to stay on the Islands in 1833 under British rule, including Antonina Roxa who later owned a ranch near Stanley. So clearly they wanted to be Islanders, albeit then under more direct British rule. These days, the Islanders have a lineage going back up to 9 generations(i.e. some families have not just stepped off the Voyageur) so it is reasonable to suggest that people wanting to live in the Falkland Islands at present, want to be Falkland Islanders.

    “ and its perhaps, 'one day' complete autonomy.”

    That's the best thing you've suggested, as long as 'one day' the Islanders vote to become independent.

    If they wish to continue to be British, that is also their right.

    Feb 05th, 2017 - 10:38 am +9
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