As far as longhaul expansion goes, I can’t think of an airline that’s announcing more new routes than Norwegian. Every few weeks we hear of new destinations, and this latest one is the most exciting yet. They currently serve nine U.S. cities from London Gatwick, with Singapore launching soon. Now Norwegian has announced their latest new route, which represents service to a new continent.
DI7505 London to Buenos Aires departing 8:15AM arriving 7:00PM [Mon, Fri]
DI7505 London to Buenos Aires departing 9:30PM arriving 8:15AM (+1 day) [Wed, Sat]
DI7506 Buenos Aires to London departing 1:00PM arriving 5:00AM (+1 day) [Thu, Sun]
DI7506 Buenos Aires to London departing 9:00PM arriving 1:00PM (+1 day) [Mon, Fri]
As of now, Norwegian is offering the lowest prices I’ve ever seen on one-way tickets to Argentina. Check out the below itinerary from Gothenburg to Buenos Aires via London for just £267.80.
It’s worth noting that direct flights from London start at £299, so starting in Scandinavia is cheaper. Even Norwegian Premium is only £667.80, which is a fantastic deal.
This is huge news since South America has long been one of the most expensive continents to reach from Europe. Right now, British Airways has a monopoly on the London to Buenos Aires route. Furthermore, LEVEL, IAG’s new transatlantic airline, began flying between Barcelona and Buenos Aires as of this past week.
Hopefully Norwegian’s new flight will bring down prices in the market. I’m excited to see Norwegian launch regional flights soon as well, because South America is in desperate need of increased airline competition.
Are you excited for this announcement? What kind of impact do you expect it will have on future travel to/from South America?