Norwegian, Norway’s low cost carrier, has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires from February 2018. With fares from £299 it poses a serious challenge to British Airways UK service.
There will be a choice of cabins with economy prices from £299 one way and premium from £699 one way.
Norwegian currently offers London Gatwick to nine US cities and Singapore. The new Buenos Aires route will be the airline’s first service to South America.
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos commented: “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. We see huge potential in the Argentinian market so this is not only a milestone as our first South American route, it is also a first step towards ambitious plans for international and domestic growth in Argentina.”
Gustavo Santos, Minister of Tourism of Argentina said: Argentina has opened to the world and global air connectivity is key for tourism. We celebrate the arrival of this flight and all the air commercial development Norwegian is undertaking in our country. Argentina world friendly is our tourist brand, a concept which symbolizes our open arms to receive new travellers.”
Norwegian carries more than 5 million UK passengers each year from 5 UK airports to over 50 global destinations. The airline has one of the youngest fleets in the world and more than 200 new aircraft on order.
For more details and reservations go to www.norwegian.com