FLYEST, the Argentinian Bombardier CRJ 200 charter operator, has announced its foray into the scheduled market with flights connecting Buenos Aires Aeroparque downtown airport with Santa Fe.

FLYEST will operate five weekly roundtrips. Both Aerolineas Argentinas and Avianca Argentina are currently serving the route with Embraer 190 and ATR 72 aircraft respectively.

The airline’s decision to enter the scheduled regional market on its own comes as a surprise as it had positioned itself strategically as an ad-hoc charter and potential franchise partner to operate regional routes for a major network carrier.

FLYEST is owned by the international investment arm of Spain’s Air Nostrum, a major Bombardier CRJ operator and Iberia Regional franchise partner.

Source: Cirium Dashboard