Thursday, June 27, 2013

FLEET UPDATE: BQB Lineas Aereas to Add One A320 and a 4th ATR-72-500

BQB Lineas Aereas will reportedly add the first A320 to its fleet during the fourth quarter 2013.  The airline was previously rumored to be adding jet aircraft to its fleet in the first quarter of this year but those plans were not realized.  BQB was also supposed to start flying from Montevideo (MVD) to Madrid (MAD) in April with a leased 767-300 but those plans were shelved when Air Europe started to fly the route instead. 

The A320 is planned for daily flights from Montevideo to Santiago (SCL) and Sao Paulo - Guarulhos (GRU) plus weekly service to Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) and Isla Margarita (PMV), off the Venezuelan coast.

In September, the airline is supposed to add a fourth ATR-72-500 to its fleet to enable new service to Curitiba, Brazil (CWB), Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (VVI), Ciudad de Este, Paraguay (AGT) and Rivera, Uruguay (RVY).  Service by BQB to these cities has been rumored ever since the demise of PLUNA a year ago, especially Rivera, where the start of service has seemed imminent for the last six months.


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