Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos says his airline is considering using its base in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to offer flights to South and Central America.

"We have a base in Las Palmas and from there we can allow thousands of Europeans to fly to the Caribbean or Brazil with our new aircraft. We can create a lot of jobs in the Canaries and this would be great for Spain," he told Spanish newspaper Expansion, in an interview.

Kjos recently mentioned plans to use the carrier's incoming fleet of B737 MAX 8s to open up routes between secondary European airports and destinations in the United States, China, and Asia.

Norwegian maintains a strong presence in the Spanish market with bases in Alicante, Madrid Barajas, Malaga, and Tenerife Sur.