Norwegian Air chose an auspicious day last week to introduce a groundbreaking link between London and South America. The four times a week service between London Gatwick and Buenos Aires launched on Valentines Day and is the first direct, low-cost connection from the UK to South America.
As it was Valentines, Norwegian staged a themed celebration which feted passengers at the Departure gate. Tango dancers staged a performance and then invited passengers to try out a few moves for themselves.
Carlos Sersale di Cerisano is the Argentine ambassador in London and he praised the Norwegian route by saying it would give more travellers the chance of sampling Argentinas delights for themselves. He added that the increasing number of flights to the country had already enticed more international tourists into visiting.
Bjorn Kjos is the CEO of Norwegian. He said the new intercontinental link would give both tourists and business travellers an affordable and comfortable means of reaching the capital city of Argentina and the nations ample attractions.
The CEO carried on by saying the route was a milestone for the airline as it added another continent to a rapidly expanding global network. He finished off by noting Buenos Aires would give Norwegian a foothold in Argentina and complement soon to launch routes to Chicago and Austin, Texas in the US.
Norwegian utilises Boeing 787 Dreamliners on long-haul services from Gatwick. These transport passengers to destinations in comfort and include personal in-flight entertainment. Last minute bookings for London to Buenos Aires flights are not that cheap, but early bird fares begin at 259.90 for one-way tickets.