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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 Argentine borders and flew its first international flights this week, with the first destinations being Asuncion, Paraguay and Punta del Este, Uruguay. The yellow low-cost carrier first began flights to…

‘Lowcostization’ in South America: A Glimpse at What This Year…

2018 has been a transformative year for aviation in South America; with the emergence and development of new travel options that mark a milestone for aviation in the region and a new chapter; offering more and cheaper travel options as well as increased connectivity across countries.  In an attempt to…

Indigo Partners’ JetSmart Commences Operations in Argentina

In an important week for the Argentinian aviation market, the newest actors have finally come to play in the newly deregulated market. While Norwegian Air Argentina started its domestic sales and set its operation launch to Oct. 16, Indigo Partners' southern venture JetSmart has started offering international routes between Chile…

LATAM Argentina Changes Baggage Policy Following Deregulation, Adopts LCC Leaning…

Following the changes in the Argentinian market and the new players that will begin operations in the upcoming months, the classic operators find themselves needing to find ways to remain competitive. With that in mind, LATAM Argentina has announced a change in its baggage policy which brings it closer to…

Argentina’s Newly Deregulated Domestic Market Exceeds All Sales Expectations

August 1 marked the first day in which Argentina's domestic market band prices for airfares were effectively removed resulting in a staggering number of over 100,000 tickets sold in one day. For a market that, in 2017, represented roughly 18 million passengers, the numbers doubled the average sale. Following a…

Flybondi Experiences Massive Delays and Cancellations Again as El Palomar…

Argentina’s first low-cost carrier Flybondi experienced a handful of cancellations earlier this month as adverse climatic conditions hit the area near their base in the airport of El Palomar (EPA). These are a common occurrence that keep complicating their operational performance. The airline was forced to cancel all of their…

Flybondi Receives Fourth Aircraft and Gets Key Approval

On May 12, Argentina's new low-cost-carrier Flybondi received its fourth Boeing 737-800, after a long ferry flight which started in France. The aircraft, formerly operated by Turkish Airlines, spent about a month in Montpellier for its cabin configuration and livery painting. Also, its original registration TC-JGH was replaced with the…

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

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…

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,…

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.…