Sunday, May 10, 2015

Amaszonas due to fly a CRJ-200 to Montevideo (MVD) today for authorization process of BQB takeover

It was previously reported that Amaszonas Linea Aerea had purchased only BQB Lineas Aereas Air Operator's Certificate but El Pais of Uruguay claimed in its May 8 edition that Amaszonas has bought all shares of the Uruguayan carrier too. 

The newspaper also reported that Amaszonas was due to fly one its eleven CRJ-200's from Bolivia to Montevideo (MVD) today, Sunday, May 10 to start the process of authorizing the airline's aircraft operations with the DINACIA Uruguayan aviation authority that will permit "Amaszonas Uruguay" to start flying with BQB's certificate from Montevideo (MVD) to Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) and Asuncion (ASU). The last bit of news comes as a surprise since the Amaszonas Bolivia-based operation already flies between Asuncion (ASU) and Montevideo as an extension of it Santa Cruz (VVI) to Asuncion (ASU) route.  The CRJ-200 will apparently be based in Montevideo (MVD) to start the new operation.      

Amaszonas has reportedly hired 31 of BQB's former employees and claims that it already has route authorization from the DINACIA to fly to Buenos Aires and Asuncion but that the regulatory procedures and paperwork have taken longer than anticipated which has resulted in unexpected delays to the start of service.

The procedures with the DINACIA and the Argentine and Paraguayan authorities are expected to be completed soon with the start of service to Asuncion (ASU) later this week to be followed by Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) soon thereafter.


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