BQB Airlines Expansion Gradually Filling Regional Void

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Eighteen months after Pluna Airlines ceased operations, BQB Airlines is gradually filling the regional void and making it increasingly unlikely Uruguay will have another national carrier. That is the conclusion of CAPA, the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, in a very detailed analysis of the rapid rise of BQB Air since 2010. When Pluna collapsed in 2012, BQB …

BQB Airlines New Miami Flights And Airbus 319s

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Three short years after launching, BQB (Buquebus) Lineas Aereas¬†is planning to take a giant step forward in becoming more than a short-haul regional carrier with new aircraft and round-trip service to Miami. According to El Observador, the Punta del Este-based airline owned by Juan Carlos Lopez Mena will acquire three brand new Airbus 319’s sometime between March and May of …

Buquebus Adding Daily Flights from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

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As if currency controls and credit card surcharges weren’t enough challenges, the service interruption and eventual bankruptcy of Pluna Airlines earlier this summer left a significant void in the short-haul market for air travel between Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Now the company best known for its ferry service is filling the void with daily flights between BA and Montevideo. BQB …

Holy Tourism!: The Buquebus Takes Flight

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With Holy Week underway, many Argentines are preparing for one last family vacation on the beaches of Uruguay. On the receiving end of the tourist influx and revenue from Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay designates this week as Tourism Week. Seizing the moment and simultaneously injecting some needed competition in the short-haul arena, Buquebus is launching direct air service from Buenos …