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Falklands/Chile commercial airlink will remain suspended until June

Friday, April 24th 2020 - 08:42 UTC
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Sometime next month Latam and FIG will be deciding on the Falklands/Sao Paulo, Wednesday flights Sometime next month Latam and FIG will be deciding on the Falklands/Sao Paulo, Wednesday flights

While the Atlantic Airbridge between the Falkland Islands and Brize Norton continues to service normally and is crucial for sending swab tests to labs in the UK, the two commercial flights to the Islands, one from Chile and the most recent from Brazil remain suspended.

LATAM has confirmed that the Saturday schedule Mount Pleasant-Punta Arenas-Santiago air service will not be operating during May. The airline however hopes it may resume in early June.

Likewise as previously announced it has been agreed between the Falkland Islands Government and LATAM to continue the suspension of the Sao Paulo Wednesday schedule until 14 May.

Further updates will be provided on the Chile and Brazil connections when more information becomes available. FIG is reviewing links every two weeks with LATAM and monitoring long-haul flight operations. (PN)

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  • Roger Lorton

    Where does it say that the British taxpayer is paying?

    Apr 24th, 2020 - 10:22 pm +5
  • bushpilot

    People might want to do a re-think on all the ideas they accepted from Jeremy Corbyn. He did turn out to be an idiot you know.

    Besides, Jeremy Corbyn wasn't really a very big proponent of individuals paying their own way

    Apr 24th, 2020 - 10:49 pm +3
  • RMN

    bushpilot - not sure where the Jeremy Corbyn comments of yours have come from. Regarding the swab tests - worth bearing in mind that these, as is clear from other MercoPress stories, are not just swabs taken from Islanders but also from personnel from BFSAI including civilian staff employed at Mount Pleasant. there is nom evidence to suggest in any way that persons in the UK are being deprived of tests due to the very small number of Falkland island tests.

    Apr 26th, 2020 - 05:05 pm +3
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