Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Norwegian Plans New Flights in $4.3 Billion Argentine Expansion

  • Airline plans international flights from Buenos Aires in 2018
  • Carrier targets the South American country as a regional hub
A Norwegian Air Shuttle airplane takes off at London Gatwick Airport in Crawley, U.K., on Jan. 10, 2017.

A Norwegian Air Shuttle airplane takes off at London Gatwick Airport in Crawley, U.K., on Jan. 10, 2017.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA’s Argentine unit is planning direct flights from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles, New York and Istanbul as part of a $4.3 billion expansion in the South American country over the next 10 years.

The discount airline is also eyeing service to such cities as Dallas, Honolulu and Johannesburg, said Ole Christian Melhus, head of Norwegian’s operations in Argentina. U.S. flights are scheduled to begin by the end of 2018, after the carrier begins serving domestic and South American destinations, Melhus said.