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Falklands second flight: Minister Faurie confirms the interest of seven airlines

Friday, March 23rd 2018 - 07:07 UTC
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Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie this week revealed to the Senate foreign affairs committee that seven airlines have stated their interest in servicing a second commercial flight between the Falkland Islands and the continent: two from Uruguay, two from Chile and three from Brazil. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    Two from Uruguay? Didn't Think say that Uruguay had no airline? Or not one capable? How strange.

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse +8
  • Brit Bob

    Faurie is careful not to mention the Islanders - remember what his predecessor said,

    Argentine Foreign Minister Malcorra said that historically the Argentine position was not to acknowledge for this case in particular the “self determination of peoples”, because 'kelpers' (Falkland Islanders) are a transplanted population, not aborigine (MercoPress 10 Nov 2016).

    Falklands – Implanted Population:

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    Brti Bob- just one reason why a flight here direct from Argentina is a non starter! Nothing other than passengers could come on it as there would be no Customs paperwork for any freight of any description as they insist we do not exist - and so Customs and BioSecurity here would quite rightly refuse to allow any such freight to land.

    Roger- there are one or two small private charter type airlines there apparently operating aircraft with a passenger/freight combi options, have no idea on their range and capacity though- or who they would link into for onwards flights.

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Chel

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Brit Bob


    Argentina Confident of Falklands Agreement (Juan Bramuglia, Argentinian Foreign Minister, 6 April 1948).

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Pete Bog


    Menem said the Islands would be Argentine by 2000.

    It is now 2018, maybe at least 25 years since he announced it.

    What happened?

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Stoker

    My vote goes to one of the two from Chile.

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think


    Bolivian “Línea Aérea Amaszonas” is as Uruguayan as “Ryanair” is Italian or as “El Think” is a Kelper...

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    Or as El Think is Argentine?

    Mar 23rd, 2018 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Lozowski

    There is an operator called Amaszonas Uruguay (ex BQB Líneas Aéreas)

    Mar 30th, 2018 - 04:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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