The Freedom to Fly

Sebastian Schmitz travels to South America to learn more about the bold low-cost carrier that is revolutionising how Argentinians travel.

With its bold and distinctive yellow and white colour livery, Flybondi has successfully achieved brand recognition among many Argentineans.
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Flybondi’s name refers to the Argentine slang word for bus, ‘bondi’.
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Argentina isn’t just big; it’s vast. Around eight times the size of Germany, it represents the secondlargest nation in South America and is home to some of the subcontinent’s most diverse landscapes and climates. Owing to the enormous distances involved, travelling by air is the obvious choice for many, with even some domestic legs taking three hours or longer. While taking to the skies may be the most convenient option, it has – until recently – also been the most expensive as historically, Argentina has been comparatively underserved by commercial aviation.

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