The first of at least three 737-300's that Alas Uruguay intends to take delivery of, CX-OAA (c/n 28569/2996), arrived in Montevideo (MVD) at 19:25 local time this evening from Porto Alegre (POA) where the aircraft had been undergoing a repaint in the new carrier's colors for several weeks.
The 737-300 will now be involved in route-proving trials, flight crew qualifying and other procedures that are necessary to complete the fourth of five phases of the airline's certification by the Dirección Nacional de Aviación Civil (Uruguayan National Civil Aviation Directorate).
Alas Uruguay hopes to put this and other 737-300's on routes from Montevideo (MVD) to various South American cities, including the lucrative Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) route. The first route is expected to be to Asuncion (ASU) where negotiations are the most advanced. Montevideo (MVD) - Asuncion (ASU) is currently served by BQB Lineas Aereas with ATR72-500's and Amaszonas with CRJ-200's.
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