– Airline network connects world’s northernmost and southernmost airports in four flights
Norwegian today announces that holidaymakers, travel enthusiasts and #avgeeks now have the unique opportunity to travel between the Arctic and Ushuaia, one of the world’s southernmost cities and gateway to Antarctica on Norwegian from £398.50 one way at www.norwegian.com.
Voted Skytrax Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, Norwegian has developed an extensive global network that connects customers in the northern and southern hemispheres. The airline’s services include short-haul flights across Europe and a domestic network in Argentina that European passengers can access using its nonstop London Gatwick-Buenos Aires service, as part of Norwegian’s transatlantic flights between the UK, USA and South America.
From 21 September, Norwegian became the only airline to operate flights to and from the world’s northernmost airport in Svalbard, Norway and the world’s southernmost airport in Ushuaia, Argentina with London Gatwick as a key connection point on the journey.
The entire journey from north to south covers 9,800 miles and takes approximately 25 hours on four flights. Customers would fly in comfort on Norwegian’s modern Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Passengers would start in Svalbard located about 650 miles from the North Pole and travel to Oslo where passengers connect onward to London Gatwick and meet the overnight flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires. After an entire day to explore the Argentinian capital and an overnight stay, passengers then meet the final leg of the journey from Buenos Aires’ domestic airport Aeroparque to Ushuaia, the primary cruise gateway to Antarctica.
Matthew Wood, SVP Commercial at Norwegian said: “There are thrill-seeking travellers and aviation enthusiasts who would love the opportunity to travel from the Arctic Circle to the doorstep of Antarctica in the most simple and affordable way.
“Customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi at 35,000ft and a modern high-quality experience onboard our modern, environmentally friendly aircraft throughout the journey. This exciting routing is one example of how our extensive network allows passengers to easily connect between hubs and explore the world at the best fares no matter where they are located.”
Journey schedule (all times local)
-Total flight time: approx. 25 hours
-Journey distance: 9,800 miles
|DY 397||Svalbard (LYR)||Oslo (OSL)||1240||1535||Boeing 737-800|
|D82807||Oslo (OSL)||London Gatwick (LGW)||1845||2005||Boeing 737-800|
|DI7505||London Gatwick (LGW)||Buenos Aires (EZE)||2230||0810+1||Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner|
|DN6120||Buenos Aires (AEP)||Ushuaia (USH)||1835||2215||Boeing 737-800|
Customers wishing to do the journey can book Svalbard to Gatwick in a single booking and then book the individual legs from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires (EZE) and Buenos Aires (AEP) to Ushuaia on Norwegian’s website.