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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.
Amendments  

11 Apr 2017

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

26 Mar 2017 

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

12 Nov 2016

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

Aero Regionales (Aerolineas Regionales del Uruguay)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 2005
Airline Code : UG : AUO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Supended operations in 1992 and recommenced in 1995 (Cargo carrier based at Carrasco International Airport at Montevideo)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AeroLatin   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Aeromas  last update: 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerosur  last update: 04Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ASU
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ceased operations in 1993 but actually intended to restart. Based in Montevideo
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Atlantic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Atlantic Uruguayas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air)  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alas Uruguay  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2016
Airline Code : YZ : ALY
Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay
Comments : Alas Uruguay was founded in Oct2013 as Alas-U & began scheduled commercial operations on 21Jan2016 with current name. It had been renamed priot to starting operations. It had been set up by ex-PLUNA employees, Alas-U was supported by USD15million in funding from Uruguay's State Development Fund Suspended all operations following its last flight: Buenos Aires Aeroparque- Montevideo, on 24Oct2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alas-U  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay
Comments : [Alas Uruguay was founded in Oct2013 as Alas-U & began scheduled commercial operations on 21Jan2016 with current name. It had been renamed priot to starting operations. It had been set up by ex-PLUNA employees, Alas-U was supported by USD15million in funding from Uruguay's State Development Fund Suspended all operations following its last flight: Buenos Aires Aeroparque- Montevideo, on 24Oct2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amaszonas BQB  added: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amaszonas del Uruguay (Línea Aérea Amaszonas)  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Anstan Lineas Aéreas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

ARCO (Aerolineas Colonia)  last update: 17Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964 - 1979*
Airline Code : KO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ARCO (Aerolineas Colonia) was founded in 1958, but services did not start until Jul1964. The principal stockholders originally held the majority stock of CAUSA, which they sold when the company was reorganised in 1962. CAUSA's three C-46s were then transferred to ARCO
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviasur   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Azul Uruguay  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

BQB Airlines (BQB Líneas Aéreas)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CAUSA (Compania Aeronautica Uruguaya SA)  last update: 27Jan2018

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 < Aircraft utilised: Lockheed L.749A Constellation >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Compania Aerea del Sur   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

COOPLUNA  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Corp. Sudamericana de Servicios Aereos SA   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Lao Uruguay Aereas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.)  last update: 04Feb2018

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 privatised in Mar1995 after Andrés Rodríguez's government chose to privatize many state-owned corporations < Aircraft utilised: C-46 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Linea Aerea Rio Platense   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

South Eastern Airways   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

TAMU (Transportes Aereo Militar Uruguayo)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Transcontinental Sur  last update: 04Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : TCT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B.707-320C

U-Air (U Air) (Euroamerica)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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