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Falkland Islands and Brazil: Agreement reached for historic commercial flight

Saturday, July 6th 2019 - 09:49 UTC
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An agreement has been finalised with LATAM Airlines Brazil to introduce a second international commercial air link to the Falkland Islands with a weekly service from São Paulo/Guarulhos (with a monthly stop in Cordoba, Argentina), complementing the existing weekly flight to Santiago, Chile. Read full article

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  • kelperabout

    Yes we do want better links with the rest of the world BUT not having yo have the approval of Argentina who is trying everything to control our external progress.
    Remember their end game is to steal my homeland.
    MLA Elsby may be looking smug right now but will he be so excited when the pressure starts yo mount for even more integration with Argentina.
    Argentina has total control over the airspace we need to use to access Latin America and if they decide to change the rules there is nothing we can do about it.
    Contrary to MLA elsby's belief this is just another goot in the foor for Argentina. I hope I am proved wrong but somehow I don't think so.

    Jul 06th, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    Kelper- The awkward reality is that Argentina does indeed have control power over where our Int flights come from as no S.American country or Airline would want to upset them- we are economically and numerically insignificant. And sadly the economics for us of a longhaul link direct to another continent just do not stack up- yet-one they might.
    But spot on- we need to keep eyes open as who knows in say 5yrs-10yrs time what pressure Arg might apply to a commercial airline get the route changed - and the economic price to us if we refuse and loose the link- against the political and inevitable sovereignty loss if we ended up with the flight coming from Buenos Aires instead.
    So I reluctantly support it(wrong route politically long term and was “fixed” on us by FCO crafty rewording of the original offer that went out) but its what we are going to get - and we need a 2nd flight- but will be 100% aware of what we might end up facing down the line!

    Jul 06th, 2019 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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