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Montevideo, March 26th 2019 - 02:26 UTC

Falklands second commercial air link: “Flight route is done deal” believes Tim Miller

Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 08:10 UTC
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The following was published in the Penguin News, “Your Letters” section in response to the Falklands government last week’s release titled “Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link” Read full article


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  • Think


    As I have expressed several times before..., Mr. Tim Miller ain't no Turnip...
    (But he certainly knows what's to know about the Kelper variety of such...)

    He makes a wishful, voluntary little mistake in his above text though...:

    The only economically viable albeit not entirely politically safe (nothing is politically safe nowadays..., pops) second flight route..., (disregarding the “almost official” Brasilian one)..., would be a Santiago-Falklands with a monthly landing en-route at BUENOS AIRES...

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • The Voice

    None of your business Twinkle, you are irrelavent.

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Swede

    If Buenos Aires (or any other Argentine city) is involved in this air link it must be under condition that the Argentines do not announce the route as a “domestic”, but as an “international” flight and that they do not use the fake name “Puerto Argentino” for Stanley.

    Feb 24th, 2018 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • golfcronie

    Or announced in the media, “ 50% off when you fly to the Malvinas Islands”

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • brirlen

    We believe there is an alternative approach which would have FI approval and control and would be acceptable to both the British and Argentine Governments. We are looking to find out if it will be possible to make a detailed presentation, in Stanley, to be analysed by all interested parties

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Swede- you don't understand Argentina at all! No way could they accept such a flight as International - it would mean they admit the Islands are not their own Argentine territory
    as they try to tell the world.
    The name Puerto Argentino was one invented by their military dictatorship in 1982 and was to have stopped being used by Arg as part of the 1999 Agreement - but hell- when has an Argentine Govt ever kept its word after signing up to something?
    No Arg Govt could do that and expect to be alive or in office the next day - they have spent 70 years brainwashing the entire population that nasty Britain drove them out of their land in 1833!
    The main reason why their main airline could never fly to the Islands from anywhere is it would have to contact and make arrangements with the Dept of CivilAviation, Falkland Islands - a Govt they refuse to recognise the existence of in a country they claim is just full of a load of colonial implants. Hence the Next of Kin families charter flight on 26th will be another airline- not AA!

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Frank

    I've only flown direct PA/Stanley and return...
    So... a question.... if you fly from PA via 'Rio Gallegos International Airport' to Stanley do you have to go through RG immigration as you pass through RGInternationaA?

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Too many questions remain unanswered for it to be a 'done deal'.

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • GALlamosa

    Its a long way from being a done deal, but is a step in the right direction to the Falkland Islands establishing the external communications it needs. As options are received and reviewed the Falkland Islands Government will be able to assess their political and commercial merits. Lots of work still to be done.

    Mar 01st, 2018 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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