Falklands says a decision on a second flight stopover in Argentina “has yet to be made”MercoPress #Falkland_IslandsJanuary 12, 2019
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MLA Elsby said discussions regarding the new proposed air-link from the Falklands to Brazil continue, including the proposal for a once-a-month stop in Argentina each way“As previously advised, we are committed to engaging with the public on the final proposal, with the final decision yet to be made” added the lawmakerMLA Elsby made the statement after a story by Ambito Financiero, claimed this week that the central Argentine city of Cordoba was to be the stopover
* MLA Elsby anticipates the public will be engaged on the final proposal.
“As previously advised, we are committed to engaging with the public on the final proposal, with the final decision yet to be made.”
Responding to further a question, he agreed it might take the form of a public meeting.
The Falkland Islands have been working towards a second flight for some time and most recently FIG gave the airline Latam the go ahead as the carrier.
According to MercoPress on Thursday, under the agreement Latam Brazil will be operating an Airbus A320 on a weekly basis from Sao Paulo in a direct flight to Mount Pleasant Complex.
The third week of each month it will call at Cordoba en route from Sao Paulo, and will make a similar call on the return flight of the fourth week.
The decision was not confirmed or denied by the Argentine foreign ministry and MLA Elsby was clear that in fact no final decision had been made.
The process for a second commercial flight between the Falklands and a third country was established in the Joint Statement of September 13, 2016 and agreed by Argentina and the UK.