The Falkland Islands currently have an only air link which is the air bridge with the United Kingdom twice a week, since the commercial flights from Chile and Brazil managed by Latam, have been suspended at least until the end of July.
The British ambassador to Brazil, Vijay Rangarajan, this week said the second flight will bring the Falkland Islands closer to Brazil, describing it as a potential engine to help drive links between the two countries.
The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of Catherine Silva Donayre as the new Director of Development and Commercial Services when the current Director, Ian Robertson, leaves in June 2020.
A UK/Falklands-Argentina meeting of the South Atlantic Scientific Sub-Committee scheduled for January is “unlikely” to take place, the Falklands lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman told Penguin News. The prospect of this happening and “taking Britain out of the comfort zone enjoyed” until now, had been advanced by Mercopress.
The purchase of tickets in Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands will not the subject to the 30% tax recently approved by the Argentine Congress and extensive to all overseas travel. The decree with the details is expected to be published in the Official Gazette later this week, according to the Argentine federal tax revenue office, AFIP.
The following letter was posted in the Penguin News edition of this week, signed by GW Cheek, who for several decades was head of Civil Aviation in the Falkland Islands.
The elected government of the Falkland Islands announced that a new era has opened Islands with the inaugural Second Flight from São Paulo, Brazil, touching down this Wednesday afternoon at Mount Pleasant Airport.
Argentine federal judge Luis Rodriguez ratified on Tuesday the green light for Latam's flight, beginning this Wednesday, linking Sao Paulo in Brazil and Cordoba with the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, after throwing out a request to suspend the link.
Argentina has requested “most discretion” for the coming Wednesday air link and first flight between Sao Paulo and the Falkland Islands, suggesting no officials be present at the departure. The news was revealed by one of Brazil's main dailies and allegedly the request arrived through informal diplomatic channels from the Argentine foreign ministry.
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.