Norwegian Air Argentina rolled out complimentary Wi-Fi on domestic flights Nov. 16, making it the first carrier in the country to do so.

The Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary began domestic operations Oct. 16. The LCC, which received its Argentinian  air operator certificate (AOC) in January, is flying a single 189-seat Boeing 737-800 on daily routes from Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque Airport (AEP) to regional Argentine cities Córdoba and Mendoza. Beginning Nov. 19, two new regional routes to Neuquén and Iguazú will open; the same day, the airline will also up its daily departures to Mendoza from one to three flights as the peak summer travel season revs up. Service to Bariloche and Salta is set to begin Dec. 3.

Wi-Fi service will be implemented throughout the airline’s planned domestic fleet, CEO Ole Christian Melhus said.

“It is a product that no other airline offers in the country, which gives us a very relevant competitive advantage,” he said.

Norwegian Air Argentina expects to have four 737-800s flying in-country by the end of 2018, and 10 to 15 737-800s by the end of 2019.

The first stage of Argentine flights, all Buenos Aires operations, will be carried out at AEP, also known as Jorge Newbury Airport. All the carrier’s 737-800s are less than 18 months old, the airline said.

In October 2017, the Argentine National Civil Aviation Administration granted Norwegian Air Argentina concessions to operate 72 domestic and 80 international routes.

Mark Nensel