Argentine low-cost airline Flybondi has once again considered opening a subsidiary in Brazil. During the ALTA AGM & Airline Leaders Forum conference, in Cancún, Mexico, CEO Mauricio Sana reinforced plans to expand flights to the country, according to ANAC, the Brazilian civil aviation authority.
In a meeting with executive members of the government agency, Sana also renewed its interest in operating domestic flights within Brazil.
“This meeting represents an important step in the dialogue and collaboration between ANAC Brasil and Flybondi, and both parties hope to continue working together to promote the growth of aviation in the region”, stated the CEO.
Mauricio Sana had already mentioned the plan months ago during an interview, when the Brazilian government announced plans to expand and make air transport in the country cheaper.
Flybondi began providing services in 2018 with a fleet of five Boeing 737-800 jets and an affordable fare proposition.
At the time, the airline used El Palomar Airport, an old air base on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, as its main base of operations.
The current administration of President Alberto Fernández, however, ended El Palomar flights and Flybondi started to fly mainly from Ezeiza Airport, further away from the Argentine capital, although it has a secondary flight network at Aeroparque.
Brazil has been its only international destination, with flights to São Paulo, Florianópolis and Rio de Janeiro, which has two daily flights to Buenos Aires.
The airline is also investing heavily in expanding its aircraft fleet, currently with 15 Boeing 737-800NG.