Argentine low-cost Flybondi announced the arrival of its 14th aircraft, received at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, in recent days.
It is another Boeing 737-800 NG with 189 seats and which received the registration number LV-KJE. The jet manufactured in 2006 was flying until this year with Shanghai Airlines, in China, and was leased by AerCap.
Plane number 14 made a long journey to South America that started in Jinan (China), passed through Chitose (Japan), Anchorage (Alaska), San Antonio (Texas) and Lima (Peru) until landing in Argentina. The operation lasted more than 60 hours.
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After a period of uncertainty caused by the pandemic and changes in air transport in Argentina, Flybondi began to expand its operations by incorporating several jets in recent months – in 2022 alone there were eight 737-800 NG.
In 2023, the low-cost airline received a plane in January and another in August. The 15th Boeing 737 is expected to arrive in Argentina by the end of this month.
Flybondi should put the 737 LV-KJE into service in the next few days, as soon as the administrative and certification processes are carried out.
“Today we are the low-cost airline that transports the most people in Argentina, the second largest airline in the country and one of the airlines that has grown the most in Latin America in the last two years. We continue working towards the objective we set ourselves from day one: giving more and more people the freedom to fly”, said Mauricio Sana, CEO of Flybondi
We will continue to expand connectivity, with more fleet, more frequencies and destinations and contributing to the creation of jobs and indirect jobs in each destination we fly to.”
Flybondi claims to have carried around 8.5 million passengers in five years of operation.
The carrier currently flies to the following destinations: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Corrientes, Córdoba, Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Jujuy, Mendoza, Neuquén, Posadas, Iguazú, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Trelew, Tucumán, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia in Argentina , in addition to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Florianópolis, in Brazil.