Norwegian launches Argentinean subsidiary operations
On October 16, 2018, Norwegian Group launched operations of its Argentinian subsidiary, named Norwegian Air Argentina. The maiden flight (DN6022) of the airline took off from Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) and landed at Córdoba airport (COR).
This was not the first time Norwegian touched down in Argentina’s capital, however, as another group’s subsidiary – Norwegian Air UK – operated flights between Buenos Aires and London (United Kingdom) back in February 2018, according to the carrier’s statement. Argentina is the sixth domestic market for the airline group, which already operates in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Spain.
The new airline operates a Boeing 737-800, with three additional aircraft to be added to the fleet by the end of 2018. At that point, Norwegian Air Argentina should operate six routes (between Buenos Aires (AEP) and Córdoba, Mendoza, Iguazú, Neuquén, Bariloche or Salta).
By the end of 2019, the carrier plans to increase the fleet to 10-15 Boeing 737-800s. In 2019 Norwegian group also plans to launch operations in another South American country – Brazil this time.
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