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Norwegian Airlines changes low-cost air travel for South America

Norwegian Air has become something of a surprise success story. Founded in 1993, in recent years it has vastly expanded its low-cost, long-haul business model. Norwegian’s seemingly constant deployment of new Boeing 737 and 787 jets has fueled an enormous expansion in service. This allowed Norwegian to become a credible competitor to the legacy airlines, particularly with leisure travelers linking South America to the rest of the world. Last year, Norwegian reported its highest-ever passenger figures, carrying…

Argentina opens market to Budget Airlines – adds 135 domestic routes

Argentina’s government plans to allow the first budget airline to begin flying in the country, opening up one of the biggest untapped domestic airline markets to increased competition. The move, which includes the approval of 135 new airline routes, is the latest in a series of pro-business measures by President Mauricio Macri since he began overhauling the economy last year. “We have fewer flights per capita than Bolivia and Ecuador and almost a third of the flights in Chile,” Mr Macri said. “We are…
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