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A Flybondi Boeing 737 used for low-cost operations in Argentina. (Photo: Flybondi)

Flybondi to Start Flights to Brazil, Keeps Low-Cost Growth in South America

The low-cost wave in South America is starting to take the first steps into international operations as Argentina's first low-cost airline, Flybondi, announced it will start flights between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. The flights will operate between the airline's main base at Buenos Aires' El Palomar Airport to Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest capital, from Oct. 11 and be Flybondi's second international route following the launch of Buenos Aires-Asunción in December 2018. The new service…

Argentina and U.S. Lift Restrictions on Frequencies and Capacity

The United States and Argentina yesterday ratified a new amendment to the bilateral 1985 Air Transport Services Agreement immediately lifting previously established reciprocity restrictions. The new agreement between U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Argentinian Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich liberalizes the U.S.-Argentina to the extent that any U.S.…

Aerolíneas Argentinas to Connect Buenos Aires and Orlando Despite Impending…

Aerolíneas Argentinas on Tuesday announced the opening of a new non-stop route from Buenos Aires to Orlando. What will be only the third route to the United States for the Argentine flag carrier, the new connection will begin on Dec. 9 and with three weekly frequencies. The new and only…

Argentina’s Market Expansion Showing Its Achilles Heel

Almost three years after it started, the commercial aviation market in Argentina is facing a plain contradiction. While passenger numbers are on the rise, the stability of the system as a whole is decreasing rapidly. Most carriers, both new and old, are reaching a decision point in which the choices…

Avianca Argentina Suspends Long-Awaited International Route

Avianca Argentina, part of the Synergy group which also owns the troubled Avianca Brazil, announced it will not be operating its much-awaited international route from its base in Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, which was set to begin on February 5 with seven weekly frequencies. In a press release,…

Flybondi Continues Domestic Expansion Despite Growing Pains

Argentina's Flybondi has announced seven new routes to its domestic route network, adding more pressure to its operational strategy serving 13 domestic and two international destinations with a fleet of five Boeing 737-800s. The Yellow low-cost carrier will now serve Cordoba to Neuquén, Cordoba to Salta and Mendoza to Neuquén…

Aerolineas Argentinas Doubles Down on Madrid Service

Aerolíneas Argentinas announced that it will have an operation of two daily flights to Madrid starting in July. Besides the usual redeye flight departing at 23.55 local, a second flight will be added daily at 12.10, arriving to Madrid late at night. This is an extension of the current strategy…

Argentina’s Flybondi Begins Flying Internationally

Start-up and low-cost airline Flybondi took off in January looking to revolutionize the Argentinean aviation industry by providing low fares that would open up air travel to a greater percentage of the public. Now, with a fleet of five aircraft and 13 domestic destinations throughout Argentina, the carrier has expanded beyond…

Interview: Norwegian Air Argentina CEO Ole Christian Melhus

Last week, during the inaugural flight of the new route between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, we got a chance to speak with Norwegian Air Argentina's CEO. Onboard LV-ISQ, NAA's third Boeing 737-800, we reviewed the first month and a half since the beginning of operations, and a quick review of…

Argentina: Domestic Market Grows While International Traffic Plunges

The Argentinian Aviation Authority has released its statistics for the month of October, which show a steady growth on domestic traffic, but a steep descent in international passenger demand. October is a key month for Argentinian aviation as Norwegian Air Argentina recently began service amongst a field of various low-cost…