The budget airline Norwegian has confirmed it might soon open seven direct long-range flights from Copenhagen.
Negotiations are ongoing regarding potential flights to South Africa and India, while Brazil and Argentina are also in the pipeline, according to Norwegian’s head, Bjørn Kjos.
“Everything depends on where we will get the flying rights first,” Kjos told business.dk. “We are planning many new long flights to Copenhagen so the future will be exciting for us in Denmark.”
“In order to fly to India, for instance, we need to have permission to fly across southern Russia. We can’t fly around it.”
Dreamliner to Durban
More specifically, the destinations Norwegian is considering are: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Mumbai, Cape Town and Durban.
Another hurdle is the delivery of the new Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 airplanes, of which Norwegian is scheduled to receive four in 2016.
The news comes a week after the airline unveiled its goal to lower the price of a trip between the US and Europe to as little as 500 kroner.