The low-cost airline Norwegian is planning further expansion of its long-haul flight network with London Gatwick as its major global base, and more routes to Latin America and Asia.
The carrier’s first direct flight from the UK to South America departs on Wednesday, with a 787 Dreamliner taking its maiden flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires.
Norwegian’s chief executive, Bjørn Kjos, said the new route would be followed in June by the setting up of a subsidiary in Argentina, licensed to fly up to 152 routes around the continent. “We have big plans for Argentina. It’s going to be very interesting to see the onward connections we can offer from a Buenos Aires hub.