Flybondi brings a low-cost flair to Argentina

Flybondi Cordoba to Iguazu, San Carlos de Bariloche and Mendoza

Flybondi

Among those at the launch of Flybondi operations at Cordoba Airport on 26 January was the Minister of Transportation in Argentina, Guillo Dietrich. He commented on the launch of the new airline by saying: “This is a milestone for Argentina: a new company flying means more pilots working, more cabin crew, and more people flying for the first time. Now, travelling by plane is no longer synonymous with privilege. This is what the president calls us: to generate development, quality employment and to continue uniting Argentinians.” Flybondi hopes to be flying 10 aircraft by the end of the year.

  • Flybondi, Argentina’s new home-based LCC, launched commercial operations on 26 January from its first base at Cordoba (COR), with its premiere route being a 1,133-kilometre link to Iguazu (IGR). The following day, the all 737-800 operator, which aims to be operating 10 of the type by the end of the year, inaugurated its second link from Argentina’s second most populous city to San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC), a route 1,259 kilometres in length. A third service was then started on 29 January, again from Cordoba, this time a 462-kilometre sector to Mendoza (MDZ). Flights on the latter route will initially be flown five times weekly, while the first two city pairs will see a twice-weekly operation. “This is a milestone for Argentina: a new company flying means more pilots working, more cabin crew, plus more people flying for the first time. Now, traveling by plane is no longer synonymous with privilege. This is what the president calls us: to generate development, quality employment and to continue uniting Argentinians,” commented  the Minister of Transportation in Argentina, Guillo Dietrich. The launch of Flybondi breaks the dominance of Aerolineas Argentinas and LATAM Airlines in the Argentinean domestic market, with the former of the two leading airlines in the South American nation being the main competitor on Flybondi’s first routes. Argentina’s flag carrier already links Cordoba to Iguazu daily, San Carlos de Bariloche five times weekly and Mendoza twice-daily. Along with these initial routes, Flybondi will also open routes from Mendoza to Iguazu and San Carlos de Bariloche, while a second base will open at Buenos Aires El Palomar, which will become the capital’s third commercial airport, with 11 routes currently scheduled to launch from the latter airport between 9 February and 10 May. See how Iguazu, San Carlos de Bariloche and Mendoza airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world

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