After a string of incidents resulting in PR disasters, low cost airline Flybondi finally got a piece of good news. A judge yesterday cleared the El Palomar airport – where Flybondi is based in Buenos Aires – to operate unlimited daily flights.
This decision dismisses a previously upheld injunction, which was presented by residents of El Palomar and limited the airport to operate three flights per day, between departures and arrivals. Lucas Marisi, lawyer of the group of residents, already anticipated that they will appeal the ruling, arguing that the environmental impact study necessary to clear the airport to operate in the first place has not yet been conducted.
The lawyer also complained about the fact that a report advising against the use of the airport was dismissed. In a public hearing, representatives of the National Administration of Civil Aviation (ANAC) conceded that the airport faces inconveniences at the time of operating. In fact, a series of flights have had to be redirected from El Palomar to Ezeiza and Aeroparque because, at least on those occasions, the airport was deemed unsafe to have planes land due to inclement weather.