bambi851 wrote:If they are cancelling any flights, then the Argies are shooting themselves in the foot, specially this year.
The Argentines have now approached the British Government to establish a flight link between Argentina and the Falklands. David Cameron has said that is a matter for the Falklands administration to decide whether they want it or not.
That approach might be because of the thirty year anniversary coming up as has been mentioned already.
There is a major plan under way to upgrade the runways in the Falklands to take larger planes according to the papers I read while in Chile about a month ago now, but I think the route to get there avoiding Argentine airspace is going to be a bit convoluted.
As for people working together, hasn't that always been the case, it normally seemes to be some Government or other willy waving that causes the problems.
I won't go into my job completely, as is a public forum, but it involves patroling, and antarctic waters, and spending a lot of time in contact with the Falklands, and now have a lot of friends who are locals and also work for different industries on the island.
There is a lfight between Argentina and the Falklands, it is part of the deal for the LAN flight from Punta to Falklands, which is every Saturday. It must once a month land in Argentina. The last two months, Argentina has been threatening to remove this flight. Despite the fact its high altittude over Argentina makes it international airspace. With this gone hundreds of Chileans who work there and myself would have to fly via the UK to get to the island. There is two flights from the UK to the Falklands, one military run, one oil run.
The runway is large enough to land any aircraft that exsists currently, it has had jumbo jets land their in the past. It recently just under went some major repairs last year.
In rescent years Argentina has been pushing to stop all shipping between Chile and Falklands, with little resistance from Chilean Government, meaning they have lost their vital short supply link, now all shipping for food stuff and other supplies only comes from the UK. All fresh fruit and such flys via LAN Chile's weekly flight. The Chilean President did talk on TV two or three weeks previous, due to the squeeze on the Air Flights which could leave Chileans stranded in the Falklands, and to try and prevent further escalation, refirming Chile's strong ties with the British Government, including military.