LONDON — Norwegian’s South American subsidiary, Norwegian Air Argentina, has signed an agreement with the Government of Cordoba to establish a base of operations at the Ambrosio Taravella International Airport.
It is the first agreement signed by the company with an Argentinean province, paving the way for the airline’s development in this new region of the world for its vast network.
This agreement will create an additional 100 jobs over the next two years, according to the airline.
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“Our plans for Norwegian in Argentina are ambitious but also realistic, and through sustained growth, we will connect Argentina to the inside of the country, but also to the world,” said Ole Christian Melhus, CEO of Norwegian Air Argentina.
“We will contribute to increasing the number of passengers in the sector so that more and more people can travel and more tourists can get to Córdoba, and thus boost the local economy and generate more employment,” he added.
New Connections From Cordoba
The Governor of the Province of Cordoba, Juan Schiaretti, revealed that Cordoba would have direct connections with other Argentine cities that have never existed before. “For us, this agreement is part of the consolidation of our air hub,” he said.
The Argentinian AOC that Norwegian has established will help them grow from their current position of transporting more than 33 million passengers per year through their 500 air routes across 150 destinations globally.
February 14 saw the long-haul subsidiary inaugurate their direct round-trip flights between London-Gatwick and Buenos Aires, a service that will operate up to four times per week.
The Buenos Aires route allows the Argentinian AOC to link up with the UK and connect passengers onwards in Norwegian’s route network.
Norwegian is the sixth-largest low-cost airline in the world and the third-largest in Europe. The airline seems to be on a path to capitalize on these services and enhance tourism options for Argentinians wishing to travel.