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JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:25 pm

The Chile-based ULCC will begin operations from/to Cordoba COR on 5/12/18, initially with 3 weekly flights to La Serena LSC and 3 weekly flights to Santiago SCL.No word yet on when flights from Buenos Aires EPA to SCL will begin.

Domestic operations in Argentina are planned to begin in 2019.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:57 pm

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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:17 pm

Are there any official links to these start dates?

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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:19 pm

I suppose LSC - COR is a seasonal route. I dont think there are enough tourists to keep it after the summer.
Regarding SCL - COR I think it's a risky bet. Sky is suffering on its routes to Argentina, particulary to Cordova, because of the devaluation of the argentinian peso and the decrease of argentinean tourists to Chile.
 
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:53 pm

LSC-COR is seasonal only, thru Feb. 28th. Sky did cancel ROS, but on COR they are holding on. SKY seems to have built their flights to Argentina around the demand from just Argentina mostly, so it seems very opportunistic. There is no room at ROS for 2 carriers with service to SCL. LATAM does very well on both routes (COR/ROS - SCL)

Sky's international schedules seem very inconsistent: they are not returning to PDP this summer, but they are adding GIG & GRU, returning to the latter a few years after they left, etc.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:40 am

dcajet wrote:
LSC-COR is seasonal only, thru Feb. 28th. Sky did cancel ROS, but on COR they are holding on. SKY seems to have built their flights to Argentina around the demand from just Argentina mostly, so it seems very opportunistic. There is no room at ROS for 2 carriers with service to SCL. LATAM does very well on both routes (COR/ROS - SCL)

Sky's international schedules seem very inconsistent: they are not returning to PDP this summer, but they are adding GIG & GRU, returning to the latter a few years after they left, etc.


The fact they are still flying to COR doesn't mean they are making money on it, in fact they reduced it from daily to 4 x week, ROS on the other hand, was a disaster.
They were too confident about the argentinean economic recovery, and the booming of argentinians tourists to Chile, which is over since the beginning of this year because of the currency depreciation and economic crisis. From January to June, arrivals from Argentina have decreased by 16%, 44% in June!
Latam flights from SCL to ROS and COR are full of passengers in transit to other cities, which explain why they are doing better.

I don't think Sky has an inconsistent schedule. Last summer they offered seasonal flights to Florianopolis, Punta del Este and Rio de Janeiro; Punta del Este didn't have the results they expected so they decided to expand MVD instead of flying to PDP this summer. Florianopolis and Rio are coming back, with more frequencies, and Rio will be year round. The return of GRU seams logical given its relevance in the region, they canceled it years ago before turning into an LCC carrier, so a completely different story.

Lets see how it goes to Jetsmart in these new routes, but I don't see why it should be better for them.
 
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:17 pm

descl wrote:
dcajet wrote:
LSC-COR is seasonal only, thru Feb. 28th. Sky did cancel ROS, but on COR they are holding on. SKY seems to have built their flights to Argentina around the demand from just Argentina mostly, so it seems very opportunistic. There is no room at ROS for 2 carriers with service to SCL. LATAM does very well on both routes (COR/ROS - SCL)

Sky's international schedules seem very inconsistent: they are not returning to PDP this summer, but they are adding GIG & GRU, returning to the latter a few years after they left, etc.


The fact they are still flying to COR doesn't mean they are making money on it, in fact they reduced it from daily to 4 x week, ROS on the other hand, was a disaster.
They were too confident about the argentinean economic recovery, and the booming of argentinians tourists to Chile, which is over since the beginning of this year because of the currency depreciation and economic crisis. From January to June, arrivals from Argentina have decreased by 16%, 44% in June!
Latam flights from SCL to ROS and COR are full of passengers in transit to other cities, which explain why they are doing better.

I don't think Sky has an inconsistent schedule. Last summer they offered seasonal flights to Florianopolis, Punta del Este and Rio de Janeiro; Punta del Este didn't have the results they expected so they decided to expand MVD instead of flying to PDP this summer. Florianopolis and Rio are coming back, with more frequencies, and Rio will be year round. The return of GRU seams logical given its relevance in the region, they canceled it years ago before turning into an LCC carrier, so a completely different story.

Lets see how it goes to Jetsmart in these new routes, but I don't see why it should be better for them.


Sky is going back to daily @ COR in December.

ROS for Sky was nothing but capitalizing on the boom of shopping boondoggles to Chile. Once that ended, so did the flight. If that is not opportunistic...

LATAM is reducing SCL-ROS to 5x w Oct-Nov, back to daily in December. It appears also that JetSmart will enter the MDZ-SCL market.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Wednesday Sept 5th is when JetSmart will announce officially its plans for its Argentina operations. Unofficially, these will be the routes operated between Argentina and Chile, some of them, seasonally (LSC).

La Serena LSC: Córdoba (COR) and Mendoza (MDZ)
Santiago SCL: Córdoba (COR), Buenos Aires (EPA) and Mendoza (MDZ)
Concepción CCP: Mendoza (MDZ) and Neuquén (NQN)
Puerto Montt PMC: Córdoba (COR) and Buenos Aires (EPA)
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 pm

JetSmart opened for sale todat the following routes:

SCL-EPA
SCL-COR
SCL-MDZ

LSC-COR
LSC-MDZ

Fares begin at AR$1800/US$49.

Domestic operations within Argentina will start in mid-2019. Interestingly, their website has been down most of the morning. Here's the airline official press release:

LLEGA AL PAÍS JETSMART, LA LÍNEA AÉREA DE ULTRA BAJO COSTO QUE PROPONE UNA NUEVA FORMA DE VOLAR EN LA ARGENTINA
• El 4 de septiembre JetSMART Airlines comenzará la venta de pasajes a precios ultra bajos para los vuelos entre Argentina y Chile, desde los 1800 pesos.
• Además, JetSMART ha iniciado el proceso para obtener el CESA, Certificado de Explotador de Servicios Aéreos (AOC) en la ANAC y planea lanzar sus operaciones domésticas en Argentina a mediados del 2019.
• La compañía es controlada por Indigo Partners, un fondo de capital privado basado en Estados Unidos, cuyos directivos principales tienen más de 75 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de aerolíneas ultra low cost en diferentes partes del mundo.

Buenos Aires, 4 de septiembre de 2018 – El día de hoy constituye un hito en la historia de la industria aerocomercial de la Argentina: llega al país la línea aérea JetSMART, que con un modelo de negocios “SMART” beneficiará a los pasajeros con sus precios súper bajos. JetSMART Airlines puede ofrecer estas tarifas ya que combina aviones Airbus A320 nuevos y eficientes con una plataforma digital de punta y un modelo de negocios favorable al consumidor que les permite a los pasajeros seleccionar solo las opciones que desean.
Las primeras rutas que estarán a la venta serán Santiago – Mendoza, Santiago – Córdoba, Santiago – Buenos Aires/El Palomar, La Serena – Córdoba y La Serena – Mendoza. Los precios iniciales estarán entre los 1800 y los 3000 pesos argentinos, dependiendo de la ciudad de origen y del destino final.
La oferta de JetSMART Airlines es transparente y simple: el pasajero compra un pasaje que únicamente incluye el traslado del punto A al punto B al menor precio posible, a tiempo, en aviones modernos y de manera confiable y segura. Los productos adicionales, como comida y bebida, podrán adquirirse con cargo.
“El modelo operativo de JetSMART significará tarifas aéreas más bajas para todos los argentinos e incentivará a los no viajeros a viajar y a los viajeros frecuentes a viajar más seguido. Nuestro objetivo es que JetSMART ofrezca transporte aéreo en todo Sudamérica y nos entusiasma la oportunidad de invertir en Argentina como uno de nuestros mercados iniciales. Creemos que este es el comienzo de lo que se convertirá en una operación mucho más grande en Argentina”, destacó William A. Franke, Socio Director de Indigo Partners LLC.
Estuardo Ortiz, CEO de JetSMART, comentó: “Creemos en el potencial del mercado argentino. JetSMART te ofrece la posibilidad de volar en un Airbus A320 completamente nuevo, de forma segura, a tiempo, por pocos pesos y a través de una compra muy fácil desde tu teléfono celular”.

Ortiz explicó que el objetivo de la compañía es incentivar a los argentinos a viajar: “Siempre vamos a tener tarifas bajas, siempre. Además, vamos a ofrecer súper promociones, con precios que te van a motivar a volar; ofertas que harán que no te puedas resistir a viajar en avión. Tu ticket incluirá únicamente el traslado, porque la idea es ofrecerte la posibilidad de pagar solo lo que uses. El cliente podrá optar por comprar servicios opcionales ─como equipaje de mano o facturado, embarque prioritario o un asiento adelante porque necesita bajarse rápido del avión─, pero siempre pagará menos con nosotros”.
JetSMART ha iniciado el proceso para obtener el CESA, Certificado de Explotador de Servicios Aéreos (AOC, por su sigla en inglés) argentino, que le permitirá añadir vuelos que operen dentro de Argentina y desde allí hacia otros países de la región. El proceso llevará varios meses y la gerencia de JetSMART planea lanzar los servicios domésticos a mediados de 2019.
En los mercados donde participa, JetSMART impulsa las economías locales y pone vuelos al alcance de muchas personas que nunca antes habían podido volar. Desde su lanzamiento en julio de 2017, JetSMART ha transportado más de un millón cuatrocientas mil personas, incluidos varios miembros del club Nuevos del Aire, un grupo de pasajeros que volaron por primera vez.

Acerca de Indigo Partners
Con base en los Estados Unidos, Indigo Partners fue fundado por Bill Franke, un ejecutivo reconocido en el negocio aeronáutico y sectores relacionados. Indigo ha invertido en ocho aerolíneas en varios lugares del mundo, varias de las cuales cotizan en bolsa. Su cartera incluye Wizz Air (Europa), Volaris (México), Frontier Airlines (Estados Unidos) y JetSMART. Recientemente, sus aerolíneas afiliadas firmaron acuerdos con Airbus para la adquisición de 430 nuevos aviones, lo que constituyó el mayor pedido de aeronaves a Airbus a la fecha.

ACERCA DE JetSMART

JetSMART es la nueva línea aérea argentina de ultra bajo costo, fundada por Indigo Partners. JetSMART opera la flota más nueva de Airbus en las Américas y ya ha transportado más de 1,4 millones de pasajeros. Además, pretende democratizar los cielos ofreciendo un nuevo producto al precio más bajo, a fin de permitir a sus clientes la opción de seleccionar y pagar únicamente los servicios que requieren. En Chile se ha convertido en la aerolínea más puntual y la que mayor crecimiento ha tenido en los últimos años.

• Facebook: @VuelaJetSMART
• Twitter: @VuelaJetSMART
• Instagram: @VuelaJetSMART
http://www.jetsmart.com
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 pm

* Santiago – Mendoza: begins 11/12/18 with 4x w flights, increased to 5x w eff, 24/12 through March 2019, then back to 4x w.

* Santiago – Córdoba: begins 14/12 with 5x w flights year round

* La Serena – Córdoba: begins 17/12 with 3x w flights until March (seasonal operation)

* La Serena – Mendoza: begins 18/12 with 3x w flights until March (seasonal operation)

* Santiago – Buenos Aires/El Palomar: begins 2/1/19 with 1 daily flight year round.

Additional new flights under study are from Buenos Aires El Palomar to these Chilean cities: Antofagasta, Iquique, Puerto Montt and Concepción.

Domestic operations in Argentina are planned for mid 2019; currently the airline is working on its Argentinian AOC.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:33 pm

Domestic flights within Argentina will start in March, according to JetSmart, on three routes from Buenos Aires El Palomar EPA. The airline is working on its Argentinian AOC (CESA in Spanish - Certificado de Operador de Servicios Aereos) in the meantine. The Chilean arm of JetSmart will start flying from EPA to SCL in January,

https://www.apertura.com/negocios/JetSm ... -0007.html
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:16 am

JetSmart Argentina will start flying domestically on the 10th April on the following routes:

* EPA - COR
* EPA - MDZ
* EPA - NQN
* EPA - SLA
* SLA - COR
* COR - NQN
* EPA - TUC
* MDZ - NQN
* EPA - BRC
* EPA - IGR
* COR - BRC
* MDZ - BRC

Planes will be based at EPA, (NW of Buenos Aires), crews domiciled there too. In keeping with their low cost philosophy, all planes will return at night to EPA with no out of town layovers for their crews. 3 A320 to begin with, with 2 more toward the Q3 2019. more routes to be announced then. The airline will also increase EPA to SCL from 9 to 13 weekly flights effective Sept.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:31 am

Frequencies for JetSmart Argentina's initial batch of flights. IATA code is WJ.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:51 am

In preparation for JetSmart Argentina's launch of domestic operations on April 10, the third A320 for JetSmart left Toulouse this afternoon and is overnighting at Las Palmas LPA before continuing its journey to Argentina tomorrow.

A320-232SL, JetSMART Argentina, ex F-WWBP, LV-IVO (MSN 8838) "Cardenal"

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The first one, LV-HEK returned to Buenos Aires EPA today after spending the summer flying domestically within Chile and to Peru.

A320-232SL, JetSMART Argentina, ex D-AUAI, LV-HEK (MSN 8599) "Huemul"

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And the second one has been also flying with JetSmart Chile with the registration CC-AWH but will be flying to Buenos Aires soon to join JetSmart Argentina with a TBD LV-reg.

A320-232SL, JetSMART Argentina, ex F-WWBB, CC-AWH, LV-XXX (MSN 8574) "Jaguar"

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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 pm

A320-232SL, JetSMART Argentina, ex F-WWBB, CC-AWH, LV-XXX (MSN 8574) "Jaguar"


This plane is to become LV-HVT and will be ferried SCL-EPA on the last week of April. In the meantime, it will continue to fly in Chile until the transfer to JetSmart Argentina.
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:38 pm

New competitor to the busy Argentina aviation industry. I wonder how FO and DN will react.

JetSmart has 5 A320 initially planned, right? Any estimation on the next arrivals?
 
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:33 am

FO is dead sooner than later. DN targets a different market
 
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 pm

JetSmart Argentina began domestic operations today with an EPA-MDZ flight, operated by LV-IVO, (MSN 8838) "Cardenal". IATA code is WJ/ICAO is JES, callsign is "Smartbird".

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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 pm

Smartbird. Catchy callsign :bouncy:
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Re: JetSmart sets date to begin ops in Argentina

Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 pm

JetSmart Argentina's third A320 was delivered yesterday, SCL-EPA, as LV-HVT (this registration was originally assigned to one of Avianca Argentina's A320s, but the aircraft was repossessed before it could be delivered to A0 and the registration was NTU).
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