Flybondi, one of two Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) in Argentina (the other is Jetsmart Argentina), received its third 737-800, LV-KAH (c/n 30703/1964), when it departed the United States on 20Jul21, flying a Marana (MZJ) - Tucson (TUS) - Guayaquil (GYE) - Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) routing, arriving at the Argentine airport on 21Jul21.
LV-KAH had been in storage at Marana (MZJ), Arizona since March 2020 after numerous stints with Sunwing Airlines of Canada. The aircraft was handed over to Flybondi in a hybrid scheme with Flybondi "billboard" titles on a solid white fuselage but retaining Sunwing's orange colors on its tail, engines and winglets.
Photo of the aircraft:
LV-KAH was originally delivered to Excel Airways of the UK in June 2006, also seeing service with XTRA Airways, XL Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly (also of Malaysia), Thomson Airways, Smartwings, TUI Fly Netherlands and finally with Sunwing.
Flybondi had a fleet of five 737-800's prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but had to cut back its fleet when all regularly-scheduled flights to/from and within Argentina were suspended on 20Mar20 for seven months.
The aircraft is expected to reinforce Flybondi's other two 737-800's on existing routes and possibly help introduce new ones.