Norwegian inaugurated daily flights to Buenos Aires-Salta, sixth routes in Argentina
The airline launched the daily operation of the route between Aeroparque and Salta with the fourth aircraft of its fleet, a Boeing 737-800 with less than two years old
Norwegian Air Argentina, of the Norwegian Group, opened its sixth cabotage route in the country this afternoon, with a flight that departed at 3:25 pm from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, in the City of Buenos Aires, and landed in Salta at 17 : 35 at the Martin Miguel de Güemes International Airport. The flight, identified as DN6106 and that will have a daily frequency, was operated with a Boeing 737-800, with registration LV-ITK, less than two years old.
Before the departure, the Minister of Transportation of the Nation, Guillermo Dietrich, and the CEO of Norwegian Air Argentina, Ole Christian Melhus, led a brief ceremony in which they celebrated the new milestone of the airline in the country, which Three months began its cabotage operations and already has a fleet of four aircraft and 14 daily flights.
"A new airplane is added to the air sector of our country, which means: more employment for Argentine pilots, Argentine crew members, Argentine mechanics; and more connectivity as we continue adding new routes that connect us more and better, especially in the interior of the country. The air connectivity is fundamental for the development of tourism and we will continue to beat records after having closed 2018 with the best year in history in the air sector in passenger movement, "said Dietrich.
For his part, Melhus said: "I am very happy to start the new year with the inauguration of the sixth Norwegian cabotage route in Argentina, and with the fourth aircraft of our fleet in the country.From today, Norwegian will operate fourteen daily flights in the country, with affordable fares, modern aircraft, quality service and free Wi-Fi on board. "
Already at the airport at the Martin Miguel de Güemes International Airport, in Salta, the aircraft received the traditional water baptism and the welcome of the province's tourism secretary, Estanislao Villanueva. Next, Melhus and Villanueva led an event before the press and local authorities.
"Today is a great day for Norwegian Air Argentina, since with the start of our flights to Salta we completed the inauguration of our first six cabotage routes. Salta is a wonderful province and the authorities have given us an excellent welcome. From today, a Norwegian plane will arrive in Salta every day, and as in the rest of the world, we will offer accessible rates and services with the highest quality standards, "said Ole Christian Melhus, CEO of Norwegian Air Argentina.
"Since we started our operations in Argentina in October 2018 we observed a very positive response from passengers, since we see that demand increases and we are happy to be able to contribute to the generation and increase of tourism. I am sure that we will help stimulate economic development and create hundreds of jobs in this beautiful province of northern Argentina, "he concluded.
The Secretary of Tourism of the Province of Salta, Estanislao Villanueva, said: "I appreciate Norwegian's confidence in our destination to generate greater connectivity and tourism. As Governor Urtubey maintains, we will continue to work on articulating with the private sector so that Salta continues to grow and position itself as a leading tourist destination. "
In addition to the new route to Salta, Norwegian increases the frequency of flights from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and to Puerto Iguazú. In this way, Norwegian offers a total of fourteen daily flights from Aeroparque to Córdoba (five per day), Mendoza (four), Puerto Iguazú (two) and one per day to Neuquén, Bariloche and Salta.
Flights to Salta depart from Aeroparque at 3:00 p.m., and arrive at 5:00 p.m. Return flights leave from Salta at 17:55 and arrive at Aeroparque at 7:45 p.m.
The current fleet of Norwegian Air Argentina consists of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which meet the highest standards of safety, quality and efficient use of fuel. Configured with 189 seats, they include a new dimension of comfort on board thanks to its Sky Interior design - from the manufacturer Boeing - that provides greater comfort for the passenger, with ambient lighting and more cabin space. In addition, Norwegian offers free Wi-Fi on board, a distinctive service of the company for its flights in Europe that is very attractive for its passengers.