The long-awaited flight of low-cost airline Flybondi was supposed to arrive in Buenos Aires from Córdoba today, but the stormy weather (both in Córdoba and in BA) affected its arrival, first delaying the flight, then diverting its path to the Ezeiza International Airport, instead of El Palomar.
Today’s flight would have been the first commercial landing at the newly renovated airport, which has been the source of controversy for the surrounding neighborhood.
Transportation minister Guillermo Dietrich had planned to hold a press conference this morning at 6:30 AM in El Palomar once the Flybondi flight landed, but while Dietrich was waiting there, the local storm forced the flight to change paths and land in Ezeiza instead. (Imagine getting stood up for a date, but in this case, it’s a really important, televised date – so, yeah.) The flight safely landed at 9:53 AM in Ezeiza, and El Palomar’s resident’s didn’t have to deal with the noisy plane landing they’d been hoping to avoid.
The highly publicized, moderately successful flight wasn’t the best look for the new airline, however, and (of course) some people, including journalist Ezequiel Orlando (who has been highly critical of the government’s push for more low-cost airlines), took to twitter to express their opinions:
Imágenes inéditas de los futuros vuelos de FlyBondi, autorizados por Guillermo Dietrich. https://t.co/Emptst83be
— Ezequiel Orlando (@ZetaOrlando) February 8, 2018
(The tweet below is the tweet he linked to)
Transporte de valijas con niños a bordo, desde la estación al local del correo. Río Ceballos, Córdoba, 1923.
AGN_DDF/Inv: 138938. pic.twitter.com/B1mpPyaSQd
— Archivo General (@AGNArgentina) February 7, 2018
Twitter 1, Flybondi 0.