Further details and prices have been released for the new domestic routes, which will connect Buenos Aires with six destinations.
Norwegian has officially announced the launch of six domestic routes in Argentina, allowing passengers to fly “affordably” between the capital Buenos Aires and other destinations across the country.
Flights have gone on sale for Buenos Aires to Córdoba, Mendoza, Iguazú, Bariloche, Neuquén and Salta, with prices starting from €56 one-way. They will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The airline is initially starting with two routes on October 16, to Cordoba and Mendoza, with services to Iguazu and Neuquén starting on November 19, and Bariloche and Salta beginning on December 3.
However, passengers flying Norwegian’s new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport will have to reach the Aeroparque domestic airport, which is “a short taxi or bus transfer away”, Norwegian says. The two airports are 43 kilometres apart.
The tickets for the domestic flights must be purchased separately from the transatlantic flight. But passengers “can easily take the opportunity to split their journey and spend time visiting the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before exploring other parts of Argentina”, the airline suggests.
On the domestic routes, “passengers will experience the same level of award-winning service and comfort as Norwegian’s European short haul operation”.
“The imminent start of our operations in Argentina confirms our long-term commitment to the region and represents a milestone in Norwegian’s history,” Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s chief executive, pronounced.
“Our new flights will help to improve connectivity, boost local tourism and increase investment across the country generating a positive impact to local communities. Customers arriving on our long haul service to Buenos Aires can now additionally travel across Argentina with confidence and ease thanks to our new domestic routes.”
The flights to Córdoba, the country’s second largest city and home to colonial Spanish architecture, is on sale from €56 one-way.
Tickets to Mendoza, Argentina’s most important wine region and popular for climbers and adventure travellers, cost from €72.80. They are the same price for Iguazú, famous for the largest waterfall system in the world, and for the cultural city of Neuquén in Patagonia.
Developed during the 1930s and 1940s, the city of San Carlos de Bariloche in the foothills of the Andes has access for skiing, trekking and mountaineering. One-way tickets there cost from €77.33.
Salta, popular for its colonial architecture and good year-round weather, can be reached from €87.
Norwegian is expected to confirm details of a service from London Gatwick to Brazil, having been given clearance by regulators in August. Flights will start to either Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro next spring.