Saturday, December 22, 2012

BQB Lineas Aereas Planning Asuncion (ASU) Hub Operation

Catching up on some older news, as of 19Oct12, the Uruguayan airline BQB Lineas Aereas was planning to apply for an airline operator's certificate with the Paraguayan National Civil Aeronautics Bureau (DINAC) in order to base a regional hub in Asuncion (ASU), the nation's capital, flying to various cities in neighboring countries.  The certification process was expected to take three months. 

Editor's Comments:  The plan would presumably be to have flights to/from ASU feed each other. Given the airport's central geographic location between Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, the concept could work if the airline were to obtain the necessary route rights from the various governments involved.  BQB would need more aircraft beyond its present two ATR-72-500's and they would need to be longer-range and faster-flying planes too.  

Source:   El Pais Uruguay 19Oct12

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