There is just no stopping Norwegian Air and the low-cost airline is giving BA a run for its money.
It has announced that it is launching direct flights from London to Argentina from February next year with one-way fares from £299.
The flights to Buenos Aires from Gatwick are Norwegian’s first to South America and break the current monopoly on direct London-Argentina flights.
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “With our new Argentina route we are offering UK passengers more choice and lower fares to another exciting global destination. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan capital city with something to offer all travellers and Norwegian has fares to suit all budgets.
“From Europe, the USA, Asia and now South America, our long-haul network is going global and the UK will continue to be at the heart of our ambitious plans for expansion. We also see huge potential in the Argentinian market so this is not only a major milestone as our first South American route, it is also a first step towards ambitious plans for international and domestic growth in Argentina.”
Norwegian already offers affordable long-haul flights from Gatwick to nine US cities and Singapore. Buenos Aires will become Norwegian’s 11th long-haul route from Gatwick as part of continued expansion from the UK.
From February 14, Norwegian will start a year-round service of four weekly flights from Gatwick to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, on board new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
A Premium cabin is also available with Premium fares from £699 one way. Flights now on sale at www.norwegian.com
Often called the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires offers a mix of European and Latin American culture. By day, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city features classical architecture, over 250 parks and green spaces, sidewalk cafes and world-class shopping. By night, Buenos Aires boasts a thriving cultural scene including top-class bars, restaurants and theatres; 10 yearly festivals including film, jazz and books; and a vibrant music scene giving travellers chance to dance in the home of the tango.