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Cheap Flights to Argentina Are On Their Way

Get ready, travelers. Cheap flights to Argentina from the US are about to be headed our way.

Starting next year, Norwegian Air will make a lot of dreams come true by offering low-cost flights to South America. The airline just received authorization to launch 152 new routes, and also received a 15-year authorization from Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation to operate international flights to the country.

So far, the cost of the flights is unknown. But travelers can count on 73 new South American destinations with 80 more international destinations coming throughout 2018. Some example routes include Los Angeles to Buenos Aires and New York to Istanbul. Other cities of interest include Dallas, Honolulu, and Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mendoza and Cordoba in Argentina.

“We want to connect Argentina with the world and, at the same time, bring the world closer to Argentina,” Norwegian’s head of operations in Argentina Ole Christian Melhus said in a statement reported by Travel+Leisure.

In the next five to 12 years, Norwegian plans to have more than 60 planes available for flights to and from Argentina, using the Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-Dreamliner. Broadening operations to Argentina and across the world is part of a $4.3 billion investment on Norwegian’s part to increase operations, mostly focusing on South America. It’s a welcome change from the currently expensive flights controlled by Argentina’s state-run airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, which has a monopoly on air travel in the country at the moment due to minimal low-cost operators running flights to the country.

Another low-cost carrier, budget airline FlyBondi, recently received approval to start flying to Argentina as well and expects to begin those flights by the end of the year.

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geronimo December 19, 2017

“Aerolineas Argentinas, which has a monopoly on air travel in the country“ Monopoly? That’ll come as a surprise to Latam Argentina... https://www.latam.com/es_ar/conocenos/mapa-de-nuestros-destinos/america/

kimbra December 19, 2017

Problem is Argentina is expensive plus poor airport facilities . It will cater more to the Argentinians flying to Europe.

seoane December 19, 2017

Interesting to focus in a country like Argentina with 60 planes instead of also taking destinations like Rio or São Paulo.

FairDinkumMate December 19, 2017

What does Aerolineas Argentinas monopoly WITHIN Argentina have to do with cheap international flights TO & FROM Argentina? Latam, Avianca, Gol, Qatar, Copa, Air New Zealand, Sky & AeroMexico all offer flights to Argentina. A poorly written & researched article, misleading AT BEST!

MaxVO December 17, 2017

Low cost connection to Jburg would be the most interesting development here.