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Argentina - With the arrival of a Norwegian airplane, low cost international flights were inaugurated


The first flight of the low cost airline Norwegian landed this morning at the international airport of Ezeiza, starting the international flights at low cost in the country and the operations of the Norwegian company in Argentina.


The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the denomination DI7505 and with the image of the artist Joan MirĂ³ in the tail of the plane, departed at 22.14 from Gatwick airport in London to land at 9.11 in Ezeiza, with 95% of its 338 seats occupied.

Once the aircraft touched the runway, it received the traditional water baptism from the fire department of Ezeiza and then a tape cut was made, inaugurating the services.

The ceremony was attended by the ministers of Transportation of the Nation, Guillermo Dietrich, and Tourism, Gustavo Santos; and of Ole Christian Melhus, CEO of Norwegian Air Argentina.

After the brief ceremony in the sector of disembarkation, the authorities went towards the Buenosairean district of Palermo, where in the residence of the British ambassador in Buenos Aires, Mark Kent, the event will be celebrated.

This was the first service of four weekly frequencies initially planned by the company, the third lowest cost in importance in Europe and the one that grew the most in the last year, according to estimates of the organisms that regulate the aeronautical activity in the world.

For the route between Buenos Aires and London, Norwegian will offer tickets at a cost ranging from $ 800, which does not include shipping bags or meals, to values ​​closer to regular costs in a range of five different categories , where for example extra stretches, meals, choice of seats and luggage dispatch can be hired.

Norwegian was honored this month as the Most Valued Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW), the recognized magazine of the aviation industry.

As of June, the Norwegian company plans to operate 152 routes in the country, of which 73 correspond to domestic and 80 international destinations, including cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

It also projects an investment of 4,300 million dollars in the next 10 to 15 years, with which it expects to generate between 3,000 and 4,000 direct jobs for crew and pilots, in addition to some 50,000 indirect ones related to the aeronautical sector.

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