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

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All Expectations

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for those first flights and, above all, the prices it will offer, as it has positioned itself as "Argentina's First Low-Cost Carrier." [caption id="attachment_18769" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Buenos Aires - Bariloche (Patagonia),…

Flybondi Prepares to Operate in the (Not So) Low-Cost Argentine…

A whole year has passed since the National Aviation Authority public hearing where Flybondi requested the routes which it plans to operate, and today the airline is still completing steps to begin flying in the near future. From the original request of 99 routes, ANAC (Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil,…

Norwegian Air Argentina Gets Government Approval to Start Operations

The recently formed Argentinian subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle obtained clearance from Argentina's Department of Transportation to operate 152 routes, both domestic and international. After a public hearing that was held last September and the Air Transport Advisory Committee's favorable ruling in late October, the last step of the process was…

First Look: Onboard Latin America’s First 737 MAX 8 on…

As a symbolic inauguration of the recently acquired Boeing 737 MAX, Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR) completed the aircraft's first "federal flight" on Tuesday linking Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, with the country's north, its center, and the most southern city in the whole continent, just a few miles from Antarctica. The…

Argentina’s First Low-Cost Carrier Obtains Government Approval

Earlier this week, Flybondi, a new low-cost carrier based in Argentina, announced that it had officially received government approval from Argentina's Ministry of Transport. The approval will now allow the airline to operate 85 routes, which include 43 domestic routes and 42 international. This concession will last for 15 years.…

Argentina Will Finally Get Its First Low-Cost Carrier Starting in…

Beginning in September, travelers in Argentina will have a new option when it comes to budget travel. The nation of 44 million people currently has two main methods of domestic travel; state-run Aerolineas Argentina and buses. But, Argentina’s government has announced that it will now allow the country’s first budget…