The Argentine airline market was revolutionized when Flybondi arrived, adopting and embracing the entire «no frills» mannequin. It was the primary firm to decide on to name itself low-cost and to bear the load -and the credit- of that alternative. Immediately, in Argentina low-cost and Flybondi are synonyms. With all that this means.
A number of weeks in the past, I scheduled a visit to Resistencia, Chaco, and essentially the most wise possibility – as a result of proximity of dates and availability – was to fly to Corrientes with Flybondi. Contemplating the proximity of each cities (getting from the capital of Corrientes to the capital of Chaco took about half an hour) and the situation of the Resistencia airport, it made sense.
The flight left the metropolitan Aeroparque on time: it shouldn’t be information per se, however the operator’s spate of cancellations and delays was on the middle of the storm through the peak of the winter season. On this case, each the outbound and return flights went easily, working as regular.
In order that the conventional doesn’t turn out to be the exception, Flybondi must work on its tight schedule, which may have the double reduction of the off-season and the arrival of extra plane, with the intention of closing the yr with a 10-plane fleet.
– Commercial –
For the outbound leg to Corrientes, we boarded the LV-HKN, the oldest Boeing 737-800 in Flybondi’s fleet, launched in 2019. With virtually 15 years and a previous at Air Vanuatu and Jet Airways, the inside reveals logical indicators of age. Past that aesthetic element, the seats are comfy, and the inside area is just not a lot totally different from different choices within the phase.
We embarked in distant place in a fast course of and thru each doorways. The boarding was rapidly accomplished and we had been in a position to begin taxiing on schedule. A couple of minutes later, we had been taking off from runway 13 heading south, then turning over town and heading to the north of Argentina.
Shortly after reaching cruising altitude, the onboard service started, providing meals and drinks (particular person or combo) at a greater than reasonably priced worth. Purchases can solely be made in money.
The flight was uneventful and landed a couple of minutes earlier than the scheduled time on the Corrientes airport. We deplaned rapidly by means of each doorways and the Corrientes terminal was surprisingly oddly designed with a small and crowded check-in corridor and boarding space.
The return journey, on the LV-KAH, didn’t present any vital distinction in relation to the outbound journey: quick boarding, on-time departure, uneventful flight. We landed at Aeroparque on runway 31, which allowed us to strategy Jorge Newbery with a good looking view of town:
Deplaning was once more swift, and the distant place allowed us to see a few of the operations underway. A JetSMART Airbus A320 determined to steal a few of the limelight as we stepped off the aircraft:
To sum up, the expertise of those two flights with Flybondi is appropriate: it did what it was purported to do, on time and with none issues. I spotlight the friendliness of the crews, which add freshness to a product that wants that relaxed -although professional- environment.
Years after beginning operations, Flybondi continues to ask what number of first vacationers are on board every flight and fingers proceed to be raised. With a mixture of new flyers and customers who’ve been studying the traits of the low-cost mannequin, the corporate that turned a synonym of low price maintains its relevance. And, in a particularly advanced context, it continues to develop.