It remains New Zealand's worst peacetime disaster. On 28 November 1979, a sightseeing aircraft carrying 257 people crashed head-on into the side of a volcano in Antarctica.
Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment that a British Airways plane was buffeted by turbulence as it approached the runway in Gibraltar, forcing pilots to abort and divert to Málaga instead.
Argentina and the UK have agreed that the second commercial air link between the Falkland Islands and South America, with a stopover at Cordoba, Argentina, will begin operational next October in coincidence with the South Atlantic summer tourist season, according to Martin Dinatale, an Argentine journalist who specializes in diplomatic affairs.
The second commercial flight from the Falkland Islands to a third country in the region with a stopover in an Argentine airport has been agreed, according to reports in Ambito Financiero, a Buenos Aires financial daily.
Flights from Uruguay’s main international airport Carrasco and from Buenos Aires busiest air terminals have been cancelled Thursday until further notice because of the volcanic ash cloud which again is hovering over the River Plate as winds have changed.
Chile’s DAP airlines, which at one time was the link between Punta Arenas and the Falkland Islands, has incorporated a second BAE-146 for seasonal charter flights to Antarctica.
British Airways will start non-stop flights between London and Buenos Aires in March 2011 announced Minister of Tourism Enrique Meyer in Britain’s capital during the official launch to promote investment in Argentina’s tourism industry.