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April 05, 2017

Norwegian Air has announced it will begin routes to South America, with service possibly starting by the end of the year.

The budget airline will establish a presence in Argentina with 10 Boeing 737 narrow-body jets, Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Kjos said at a conference in London.

Eventually, the airline hopes to link Buenos Aires to European cities like London, Paris, Barcelona, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm with service on Boeing 787 aircraft. Round-trip flights from Buenos Aires to London starting at $400 could begin service by the end of 2017.

“We have delivered the papers and we have also applied for the routes,” Kjos told Bloomberg. “We’re looking to serve a lot of cities domestically, but it depends on the concessions.”

Norwegian Air is also considering setting up a second Asia hub to connect with London and Paris. It’s also rumored that the airline will expand service to the U.S. next winter.

Norwegian Air is famously in the business of driving down price on international flights. In June, the airline will begin offering $69 fares for flights between East Coast cities and Ireland and the U.K.

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