The first low cost airline in Argentina begins to fly as of January 26.
Today, was enabled the sale of tickets for the first low-cost company in Argentina, Flybondi. Through its website, users can purchase tickets and choose the additional services they want, for the 12 destinations that the airline will offer in the coming months.
Flybondi will begin its activities on January 26th from its base at Córdoba International Airport (COR), located in the second most populated city in Argentina, and from where it will fly to Puerto Iguazú International Airport (IGR) with two weekly frequencies and prices that start at $ 964 Argentine pesos ($ 51 dollars) one way.
On January 27, it starts flying to the Bariloche International Airport (BRC) with two weekly frequencies and prices from $ 1188 pesos ($ 63 dollars) per stretch, while on the 29th of the same month it starts the route to the Mendoza International Airport (MDZ), with five frequencies per week and prices starting from $ 425 pesos ($ 22 dollars) one way.
While around 55% of its employees will work in the Córdoba base, Flybondi will also operate from its other base, located at El Palomar Airport (EPA), in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires.
The Palomar is a military airport that is currently receiving improvements and readjustment so that low-cost airlines can operate from there, and although there are still issues to be resolved as environmental impact studies, Flybondi announced the start of flights from this airport from the February 9th. The low-cost company will add to them a third base in the city of Mendoza, in the west of the country.
The airline will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a capacity of 189 passengers. The first of them is already in the country and was named “Nelson”, as the dog of the Flybondi’s CEO, Julian Cook, who named it in honor of Nelson Mandela. The second aircraft is expected to arrive in February and close 2018 with about ten aircraft in operation.
Below are the routes and frequencies that Flybondi will operate within Argentina in the coming months.
Routes from Buenos Aires-El Palomar:
- Bahía Blanca, 4 weekly flights. Begins on May 3.
- Córdoba, 17 weekly flights (between 2 and 3 daily flights). Begins on February 9.
- Corrientes, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on March 5.
- Posadas, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on April 30.
- Santiago del Estero, 4 weekly flights. Begins on May 10.
- Mendoza, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on March 5.
- Neuquén, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on February 26.
- Tucumán, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on February 28.
- Salta, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on May 7.
- San Salvador de Jujuy, 5 weekly flights. Begins on March 13.
- Bariloche, 7 weekly flights (1 daily). Begins on February 26.
Routes from Córdoba:
- Mendoza, 5 weekly flights. Begins on January 29.
- Iguazú, 2 weekly flights. Begins on January 26.
- Bariloche, 2 weekly flights. Begins on January 27.
Routes from Mendoza:
- Bariloche, 2 weekly flights. Begins on January 30.
- Iguazú, 2 weekly flights. Begins on February 1.