Norwegian launches UK’s first low-cost route to South America

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 15, 2018 15:11

Norwegian launches UK’s first low-cost route to South America

Norwegian has launched the UK’s first low fare route to South America, with a non-stop service from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires.

The new year-round service of four weekly flights from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport breaks the monopoly on direct flights to Argentina.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Today we have marked the start of our new expansion into South America by bringing a taste of Argentina to London Gatwick. I am delighted to bring our high quality long-haul flights to another continent as we launch the only direct flight from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, giving leisure and business passengers affordable access to South America.

“Our first flight to Buenos Aires from the UK marks another milestone for Norwegian. As our first South American route takes off, it is also a first step towards ambitious plans for international and domestic growth in Argentina, ahead of flights to Chicago and Austin from London Gatwick next month.”

Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick are exclusively operated by a fleet of 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which feature a new extended Premium cabin with 60% more seats.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 15, 2018 15:11