Flybondi, the first ultra-low-cost airline in Argentina, ended the month of August breaking its own records. According to ANAC (National Civil Aviation Administration). Flybondi became the largest low-fare airline in Argentina for travel between January and August of this year
During August, the company flew more than 143,000 passengers, a record number of passengers transported in a month. The airline has already flown over 1.9 million passengers since the beginning of its operations in January 2018. More than 285,000 people (15% of the total) flew for the first time in their life. In addition, with 82% of flights on-time, punctuality also marked the highest percentage in its 18 months of operation.
The occupancy factor remained at 87%, which explains – among other factors – that Flybondi has already managed to position itself as the third largest airline in Argentina. In addition, the airline has 9% of the market share in the entire domestic market and an average of 14% on those routes where it flies.
The company recently launched new international destinations in Brazil, which will start operating from next month, thus adding a total of 18 national destinations, of which 4 are international including Punta del Este (Uruguay), Asunción (Paraguay), Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis (Brazil).
A large part of Flybondi flights are operated from El Palomar Airport (EPA), the first low cost airport in the country and Latin America, from which it flies to 16 destinations. Only 18 kilometers from the downtown, it has already positioned itself as the third airport of the Buenos Aires metropolitan area – after Ezeiza and Aeroparque – and the seventh nationwide.
Martin Ortiz reporting from Argentina.