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An Avianca A320neo (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

South American Airlines Start Bid for Second Flight to Falkland (Malvinas) Islands

On February 16, Argentina and United Kingdom's governments issued a joint letter to UK embassies in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay requesting assistance in contacting airlines in their respective countries to invite them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands. This step is the first towards the opening of a new route from South America continental soil to Mount Pleasant Airport since 1997, when former Chilean Carrier LAN (now merged…