A Latam Airlines plane collided with a fire truck while taking off from one of the runways of Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, Peru. Two firefighters, who were in the car, died as a result of the impact, local media reported.
Minutes before deadline officials from the Chilean/Brazilian carrier Latam and the Pilots Union reached over the weekend an agreement which deactivated what seemed an unavoidable strike. The reason for the strike dates back to 2020, when Latam fired 240 pilots and cut the remaining professionals salaries by 30%.
While the Falkland Islands Brazil commercial airlink is not yet resuming, Director of the Department of Development and Commercial Services (DCS), Becky Clark has confirmed this isn’t a complete cancellation of the LATAM flight.
Falkland Islands Government has confirmed that commercial air links with Brazil will continue to remain suspended until 2023.
LATAM Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in the United States in 2020 after being hit by the coronavirus-related travel downturn, said around 65% of its low-ranking creditors had backed the restructuring plan, which it said was fair and considered all stakeholders.
Argentina has requested the resumption of flights between the mainland and the Falkland Islands twice a month after the service carried out by LATAM Airlines was halted amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The Falkland Islands Government and LATAM Airlines Group have denied that a date for the resumption of passenger flights to South America has been agreed upon. Recently international media reports had suggested LATAM Brazil had requested regular flights connecting Mount Pleasant airport and São Paulo to resume by the start of February.
Argentine authorities have condemned over the weekend an announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding next year's 40th anniversary years of the Falklands War.
LATAM Airlines has submitted to Brazil's National Civilian Aviation Agency its flight schedule for the Sao Paulo/Falkland Islands commercial air link resumption, allegedly scheduled for next 9 February, according to Brazilian air industry site, Aeroin.
Chile, Argentina and the City of Montevideo have been distinguished in the 2021 annual World Travel Awards of Latin America. Argentina claimed ‘South America’s Leading Destination’. Chile, with its dazzling array of natural wonders, was again voted ‘South America’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’.