Sunday, March 30, 2014

ROUTE UPDATES: World Cup Charters / Extra Sections: BQB to Add Many Extra Flights from Montevideo (MVD) & Santiago (SCL) to Brazil

BQB's ATR-72-500's and soon-to-be-delivered A319's will be busy this southern hemisphere winter flying their regular schedules plus a lot of World Cup charters.  Above is BQB ATR-72-500 CX-JPL taking off at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 11Oct10.  (Phil Perry Photo)

BQB Lineas Aereas of Uruguay will operate a total of 42 charter flights and extra sections (21 round-trips) from Montevideo (MVD) and Santiago (SCL) to Brazil for fans to attend Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay World Cup "Group Round" matches plus some "Second Stage" and playoff round matches as well. 

19 of the round-trips will be from Montevideo (MVD) with 12 being operated by BQB's ATR-72-500's and 7 by the three A319's that it is supposed to receive by then. 

Only 2 of the round-trips will be operated from Santiago (SCL), both with A319's. 

From Montevideo (MVD) several of the airports will be ones that BQB normally operates to - Porto Alegre (POA), Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG), and Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) plus several one-off destinations that will be sure to please local spotters - Belo Horizonte (CNF), Brasilia (BSB), Natal (NAT), Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) and Cuiaba (CGB).

From Santiago, BQB will fly their A319's to Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP) and Cuiaba (CGB). 

Some of the ATR-72 flights will be very long, especially to Belo Horizonte (CNF) and Brasilia (BSB) which could be in excess of five hours !  Most of the flights are being sold as same-day round-trips so there should be little luggage on the planes and less weight allowing for more range.  On the other hand, the aircraft should be full with most of the passengers being male so that might result in unscheduled fuel stops ! 

For full details on all the individual flights, please click on the "Source" below: 

Source: via Eric Trum

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