BQB Lineas Aereas (Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay) has been quietly filling the void left by the demise of Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas in Montevideo since the failure on July 5, 2012. The airline, sensing an opportunity, leased in Airbus A320-214 EC-LLJ (msn 4661) from Vueling Airlines (in Vueling colors, with BQB titles) on November 28, 2013. The carrier now serves eight routes from the capital, probably dashing the hopes of reviving a new employee-lead version of Pluna. Seasonal service from Montevideo was started on December 14 to Florianapolis, Brazil. On the following day, service to Santiago, Chile was started according Anna Aero.
Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. BQB assigns the ATR 72 on regional routes from Montevideo including Curitiba, Rivera and Salto. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) CX-JCL (msn 805) taxies at Buenos Aires (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery).
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Video: The leased Vueling Airlines Airbus A320 arrives in Montevideo:
Copyright Photo: Alejandro Hdez Leon. 68-seat ATR 72-212A (ATR72-500) CX-JCL (msn 805) passed through Gran Canaria on February 10 on delivery.
BQB Lineas Aereas (Montevideo) is new airline in Uruguay owned by the owner of Buquebus, Juan Carlos Lopez Ore. The new project is awaiting its AOC but it intends to start scheduled operations in either April or May. The initial routes will connect Montevideo with Punta del Este, Buenos Aires (Aeroparque), Rosario and Cordova, Salto and Porto Alegre with two ATR 72s.