Europe’s third-largest low cost carrier. Norwegian Air Shuttle, has announced that they are planning on operating flights in Argentina starting in the third or fourth quarter of 2017.
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The airline is planning on opening two or three bases and launching passenger flights by November. The airline hasn’t shared any information on which bases and routes it will operate but it is expected to be Buenos Aires, Cordoba and possibly Mendoza.
The company is currently sending representatives and other staff to help set up the airline. It has also been mentioned that international flights from the country is a possibility. Argentina currently has no dedicated low-cost carrier serving the domestic market, where state-owned Aerolineas Argentinas currently dominates.
The Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, who has now been in office for a year has announced his willingness in attracting international investors to help improve Argentina’s transportation infrastructure. In September the government announced an investment of nearly 1.4 billion USD that will be used towards improving the country’s airports to allow for more passenger capacity.