Saturday, February 2, 2013

BQB submits paperwork to add two 737NG's to its fleet

BQB Lineas Aereas recently submitted paperwork to the Uruguayan Civil Aviation Directorate (DINACIA) to add two leased 737NG's to its fleet.  The first one will reportedly be a 737-700 that formerly flew for the Czech airline Smart Wings, which is a subsidiary of Travel Service with both carriers controlled by the Icelandair group. 

BQB plans to fly the planes on some of the former PLUNA routes, such as Montevideo (MVD) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU), Santiago (SCL) and Caracas (CCS) with the latter not previously flown by PLUNA. 

BQB was supposed to add an A320 to its fleet in February but there has been no further news about that. 

Sources:  Aviacion News 27Dec12

              Aviacion News 24Jan13


  1. SCL/GRU make sense... but CCS? Given the latter is not a hub, is there any significant traffic between Uruguay and Venezuela that is not already - and much more efficiently covered by TACA and COPA?

    Regards from San Francisco

  2. Luis:

    I agree with you but it could be politically motivated by the Uruguayan government's closeness to Chavez.

    Phil Perry

  3. Oh... another one of those? Hopefully that is not the case, but if indeed you are right, then we are not off to a good start. Not because of Chavez but for BQB itself. Time alone will tell.

    BTW, brilliant work - keep it up.