Norwegian Buenos Aires Aeroparque to Cordoba and Mendoza
Norwegian commenced domestic operations in Argentina on 16 October, the day in which it inaugurated a twice-daily service to Cordoba along with a daily rotation to Mendoza. Seen pictured at a press conference highlighting the airline’s expansion in the South American country were Norwegian Argentina CEO Ole Christian Melhus (third right), who also captained the first flight, and Argentina’s Secretary of Tourism, Gustavo Santos (centre).
- Norwegian added another major milestone to its history on 16 October when it commenced domestic operations in Argentina. The carrier began commercial services from its initial base at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) to Cordoba (COR) and Mendoza (MDZ). Flights on the former 650-kilometre city pair will be flown twice-daily, while the latter 978-kilometre sector will see a daily rotation. Both routes, flown using the airline’s fleet of Argentinian AOC registered 737-800s, of which it presently has two, will face head-to-head competition. Flights to Cordoba will compete with Aerolineas Argentinas (58 times weekly), LATAM Airlines (28) and Andes Lineas Aereas (11), while Mendoza services will go up against the same three airlines: Aerolineas Argentinas (40), LATAM Airlines (25) and Andes Lineas Aereas (six). Norwegian expects to add further routes to its Argentinian domestic network in the coming months. Flights to Neuquen and Puerto Iguazu are poised to begin in November, with Bariloche being served from Aeroparque as of December. Finally a route from the capital airport to Salta will be inaugurated in January.