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Uruguay is a republic in east central South America. It is the second smallest country on the continent, bordered on the north by Brazil, on the east by Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata, and on the west by Argentina. The Uruguay River forms the entire western boundary. The area of Uruguay is 176,215 sq km (68,037 sq mi). Montevideo is the country's capital, chief port, and economic centre.

Latest updates

 

April 11, 2017

Azul Uruguay plans to launch flights to Argentina in late 2017 out of Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)  [added]

March 26, 2017 

Amaszonas BQB intended to be scheduled carrier in 2016 but did not start operations  [added]

November 12, 2016

LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.), a regional airline based in Montevideo was formed in 1962 [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aero Regionales (Aerolineas Regionales del Uruguay)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 2005
Airline Code : UG : AUO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Cargo carrier based at Carrasco International Airport at Montevideo)

Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 2005
Airline Code : UO : AUO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

AeroLatin   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aeromas  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1983 - date
Airline Code : -- : MSM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeromas was formed and started operations in 1983 as a banner towing business. It evolved into public transport in 1988 becoming Uruguay's largest air taxi company. It is wholly owned by Southern Cross (It operates domestic services as well as international charter flights to Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay for several large corporations and government agencies. It also operates training and air ambulance flights. Its main base is Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo)

Aerosur   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ASU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Atlantic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2000*
Airline Code : AU : AUM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Atlantic Uruguayas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : AUM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air)  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : QD : QCL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air) is a regional passenger charter carrier out of Montevideo that was founded in 1996. It began as an air taxi operator and started scheduled flights between Montevideo and Buenos Aires in 2000

ALAS (Atlantida Linea Aerea Sudamericana)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ALAS (Atlantida Linea Aerea Sudamericana) flew CL.44 aircraft in 1978 but eventually ceased operating

Alas Uruguay   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2016
Airline Code : YZ : ALY
Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay
Comments : Alas Uruguay was founded in Oct2013 & began scheduled commercial operations on 21Jan2016. Suspended all operations following its last flight: Buenos Aires Aeroparque- Montevideo, on 24Oct2016

Alas-U   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay
Comments : Alas-U was renamed to Alas Uruguay prior to starting in Oct2013. It commenced operations on 21Jan2016

Amaszonas BQB  added in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Amaszonas BQB intended to be a scheduled carrier out of Punta del Este Capitan Corbeta C.A. Curbelo International (PDP) but did not start operations

Amaszonas del Uruguay (Línea Aérea Amaszonas)  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : Z7 : UAZ
Genealogy : BQB Airlines +>Amaszonas del Uruguay
Comments : Amaszonas del Uruguay was formed following the completion of Amaszonas' acquisition of the defunct BQB Líneas Aéreas in May2016. Started operations in early Jul2016

Anstan Lineas Aéreas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil treex
Comments : No further information at this time

ARCO (Aerolineas Colonia)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1964 - 1979*
Airline Code : KO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aviasur   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Azul Uruguay  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Azul Uruguay plans to launch flights to Argentina in late 2017 out of Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)

BQB Airlines (BQB Líneas Aéreas)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010 - 2015
Airline Code : 5Q : BQB
Genealogy : BQB Airlines >Amaszonas del Uruguay
Comments : BQB Airlines operations started on 14May2010 & ceased on 11Apr2015 due to a crisis that began in 2014. Sold 5 days later to the Bolivian Línea Aérea Amaszonas & renamed to Amaszonas del Uruguay

CAUSA (Compania Aeronautica Uruguaya SA)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1938 - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : CAUSA was founded by the Uruguayan banker Luis J. Supervielle and Coronel Tydeo Larre Borges on 29Dec1937 & commenced operations on 12Mar1938

Compania Aerea del Sur   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ASU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

COOPLUNA  updated in 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : COOPLUNA (Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)) was the proposed name for a new carrier owned and managed by the union of former PLUNA (PU, Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)) employees. It announced plans to launch operations from 01Apr2013 with a fleet of several CRJ-900s and 490 employees and has started talks with the government about financing and traffic rights. Unfortunately it never commenced operations

Corp. Sudamericana de Servicios Aereos SA   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lao Uruguay Aereas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962 - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.), a regional airline based in Montevideo that was formed in 1962. It was privatized in Mar1995 after Andrés Rodríguez's government chose to privatize many state-owned corporations

Linea Aerea Rio Platense   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

PLUNA (Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1936 - 2012
Airline Code : PU : PUA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : PLUNA was founded in Sep1936, commenced operations on 19Nov1936 & had services suspended on 05Jul2012 by Government

South Eastern Airways   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TAMU (Transportes Aereo Militar Uruguayo)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transcontinental Sur  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : TCT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

U-Air (U Air) (Euroamerica)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : UE : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : U-Air was founded in 2002 (Regional carrier out of Montevideo.)

Uruguay Fly   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Uruguay Fly Intended to launch domestic and international services from Monteivedo but never started operations
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