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Falklands/Sao Paulo weekly air link details uploaded in LATAM's website

Friday, September 27th 2019 - 09:59 UTC
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LATAM's tentative schedule indicates the flight leaves Guarulhos Sao Paulo for MPA Falklands at 09:30, arriving at 14:30 LATAM's tentative schedule indicates the flight leaves Guarulhos Sao Paulo for MPA Falklands at 09:30, arriving at 14:30
The Wednesday weekly flight, according to the agreement, once a month will stopover at Cordoba, Argentina The Wednesday weekly flight, according to the agreement, once a month will stopover at Cordoba, Argentina

Flight details of the new air link of the Falkland Islands with the South American continent, Sao Paulo in Brazil, were uploaded to the LATAM website on Wednesday. After a hiccup in the loading which suggested prices were in the £1000s the computerization was completed and a more attractive price was shown to be available.

Prices vary depending on availability; however were you to travel to Sao Paulo on February 26 and return on March 4 it would cost about US$ 699 or approximately £566.

The flight would leave the Falklands at 16:50 and arrive in Sao Paulo at 21:35.

Returning on March 4 you would leave Sao Paulo at 09:30 and arrive Mount Pleasant 14:35

Were you to fly on Wednesday March 18 and return on Wednesday March 25 it would cost you US$ 598 or about £484 return to Sao Paulo. Being the third Wednesday of the month it would do one stop off at Cordoba Argentina.

You would leave the Falklands at 13:45 and arrive in Sao Paulo at 21:50.

Were you to carry on from Sao Paulo to the UK there are a variety of carriers, Latam, AirPortugal, British Airways and United, with varying prices depending on whether the flight is direct, or with one stop.

A quick look at prices on a return flight next month, (Brazil/UK) it would cost anything from £651 to £1135, between US$ 814 and US$ 1.420 (not including Falklands leg.)

However if you are planning to holiday in Brazil it won't hurt your pocket a bit. Unfortunately for the country, but fortunately for you, the Brazilian economy has only been sluggishly recovering after a crippling three year recession in 2015/16/17. Good quality accommodation can be found very cheaply - but more on that in the future.

Under the terms of the agreement for the second link to the South American continent, LATAM will fly weekly every Wednesday, starting next 6 November, Sao Paulo/Falklands/Sao Paulo, with a monthly stopover at Cordoba, Argentina.

LATAM already connects the Falklands from Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, every Saturday with a monthly stopover in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province, Argentina. This airlink was agreed in 1999. (Penguin News)

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  • Brasileiro

    What are the requirements for a Brazilian to tour the Falkland Islands?

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 10:41 am +1
  • Islander1

    Just a return ticket and proof you have accomodation booked. and you have some funds for your stay. Passport gest a 30 or up to 90 day permit stamp as a rule.

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 12:32 pm +1
  • Brasileiro

    @Islander1

    Thank you!

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 12:38 pm +1
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