Flybondi, the first low-cost airline in Argentina prepares to start

The airline will start flying in the month of December with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Flybondi will be the first low-cost airline in Argentina, received its authorization to fly in July this year and intends to transport 10 million passengers by 2021 between its future 43 domestic destinations and 42 regional destinations. The company was created with an investment of $ 75 million dollars.

The airline will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity for 189 passengers in a single class. In May, Flybondi signed its first leasing contract and expects to receive its first aircraft in November. By 2018 estimates to have about 10 aircraft in operations.

Investors and executives of the low-cost carrier already have history in other companies around the world. Julian Cook CEO of Flybondi was the founder of the Swiss regional airline Fly Baboo, and joins Mike Powell, former CFO of Wizzair; Montie Brewer, former CEO of Air Canada; Michael Cawley, former COO Ryanair, and Robert Wright, former manager at Fly Baboo and Wizz Air.

Flybondi will have its main base at the Buenos Aires-El Palomar Airport (EPA), where a passenger terminal, parking lots and a quick access will be built. Meanwhile, the first flights will operate from the second base that will have the airline, located at Cordoba International Airport (COR), to destinations such as Bariloche, Iguazú and Mendoza.

The first four aircraft to be part of the Flybondi fleet will be:

  • Boeing 737-800, Manufacturer Serial Number 33821, LV-HKS. Boeing 737-8AS/WL. It is a 2005 airplane that previously operated for Ryanair and Nok Air. It is currently in Singapore receiving paint jobs. It will be the first to integrate the fleet of Flybondi.
  • Boeing 737-800, Manufacturer Serial Number 28071, LV-HFR. Boeing 737-86J/WL. It is a 1998 airplane and flew previously for SunExpress.
  • Boeing 737-800, Manufacturer Serial Number  33029, LV-HFQ. Boeing 737-8BK/WL. It is a 2006 airplane and operated for Sunwing Airlines.
  • Boeing 737-800, Manufacturer Serial Number  61300, LV-HKN. Boeing 737-800/WL. Young airplane of 2017 that flew in Nok Air.

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