Argentina's Ambassador to Santiago Rafael Bielsa Wednesday filed a formal note before the Chilean Government of President Gabriel Boric Font asking for explanations regarding the alleged unauthorized flights over Argentine airspace presumed to be on their way to the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) said on Wednesday it recognizes that many people are keen to receive an update on restoring the international connecting flights with mainland South America. Media across the world is starting to report on the relaxations of borders, removal of testing requirements, and returning to a relatively normal way of life in many countries.
As part of the regular review process concerning Covid-19 measures affecting the Falkland Islands, the government is in regular dialogue with LATAM concerning the resumption of flights with South America, namely with Chile and Brazil.
LATAM Airlines Brazil’s new weekly flight between the Falkland Islands and São Paulo will begin operating on 20 November 2019. This service will allow passengers to make onward connections to multiple destinations in South and North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.