Norwegian links London and Rio de Janeiro with its first route in Brazil

It will launch six new long-haul routes during this summer season, two of them in Spain

Norwegian inaugurated its first route in Brazil on Sunday, linking London-Gatwick with Rio de Janeiro, the second long-haul connection operating in South America after which it links the same airport to Buenos Aires. The airline already offers six national routes in Argentina, linking Buenos Aires with Córdoba, Mendoza, Iguazú, Neuquén, Bariloche and Salta.

The route to Rio, which operates with a 787-9 ‘Dreamliner’ airplane, will have four frequencies times per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday -, offering connections to Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Malaga in both directions. The Norwegian airline operates this route with the group’s British license, Norwegian Air UK.

«We are delighted to continue making travel to South America affordable for everyone with this new service to Brazil, our route to Rio de Janeiro breaks the monopoly of direct flights from the United Kingdom and is supported by our growing services in South America.» said Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos.


Norwegian offers 63 intercontinental routes in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, with a fleet of 34 Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’. Of these, six will begin operations during the current summer season.

Apart from the London-Rio route, it will launch the Dublin-Hamilton link (Canada) this summer since March 31, the company’s first transatlantic connection in Canada; Rome Fiumicino-Boston from March 31 and Athens-New York / JFK, from July 2. In Spain, it will premiere Madrid-Boston, starting on May 2, and Barcelona-Chicago, starting on June 7.

In addition, the routes that operated from London-Gatwick to San Francisco-Oakland and Miami-Fort Lauderdale go to the airports of San Francisco International and Miami International, respectively.

Norwegian started its intercontinental flights in May 2013, linking Oslo and Stockholm with New York, where it is already the non-North American airline with the highest volume of traffic, having overtaken British Airways.