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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.
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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]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Aero Regionales (Aerolineas Regionales del Uruguay)   

Inactive 1994* - 1995

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Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)   

Inactive 1977 - 2005

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AeroLatin   

Unsure 1993* - 1999*

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Aerolineas Uruguayas   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Aeromas   

Active 1983 - date

^ Comments : Aeromas was formed in 1983

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Aerosur   

Inactive 1993* - 1993

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Air Atlantic   

Inactive 1998* - 2000*

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Air Atlantic Uruguayas   

Inactive 1990* - 1995

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Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air)   

Active 1997 - date

^ Comments : Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air) is a regional passenger charter carrier out of Montevideo that began as an air taxi operator. Formed in 1996

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ALAS (Atlantida Linea Aerea Sudamericana)   

Inactive 1978 - 1979*

^ Comments : ALAS (Atlantida Linea Aerea Sudamericana) flew CL.44 aircraft in 1978 but eventually ceased operating

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Alas Uruguay   

Inactive 2016 - 2016

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay

Alas-U   

Renamed (2013)

^ Comments : Alas-U was renamed to Alas Uruguay prior to starting in Oct2013. It commenced operations on 21Jan2016

^ Genealogy : Alas-U >Alas Uruguay

Amaszonas BQB  added

Not started (2016)

^ 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

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Amaszonas del Uruguay (Línea Aérea Amaszonas)  updated

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Amaszonas del Uruguay was formed following the completion of Amaszonas' acquisition of the defunct BQB Líneas Aéreas in May2016

^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines >Amaszonas del Uruguay

Anstan Lineas Aéreas   

Not started (2002*)

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ARCO (Aerolineas Colonia)   

Unsure 1964 - 1979*

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Aviasur   

Inactive 1995* - 1996

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Azul Uruguay  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Azul Uruguay plans to launch flights to Argentina in late 2017 out of Montevideo Carrasco (MVD)

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BQB Airlines (BQB Líneas Aéreas)  updated

Renamed 2010 - 2015

^ 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

^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines >Amaszonas del Uruguay

CAUSA (Compania Aeronautica Uruguaya SA)   

Inactive 1938 - 1967

^ Comments : CAUSA was founded by the Uruguayan banker Luis J. Supervielle and Coronel Tydeo Larre Borges on 29Dec1937 & commenced operations on 12Mar1938

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Compania Aerea del Sur   

Unsure **** - ****

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COOPLUNA   

Not started (2014)

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Corp. Sudamericana de Servicios Aereos SA   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Lao Uruguay Aereas   

Inactive **** - ****

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LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.)   

Inactive 1962 - 1995*

^ Comments : LAPSA (Líneas Aéreas Platenses S.A.), a regional airline based in Montevideo was formed in 1962

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Linea Aerea Rio Platense   

Not started (2007)

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PLUNA (Primeras Lineas Uruguayas de Navegacion Aerea)   

Inactive 1936 - 2012

^ Comments : PLUNA was founded in Sep1936, commenced operations on 19Nov1936 & had services suspended on 05Jul2012 by Government

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South Eastern Airways   

Unconfirmed (****)

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TAMU (Transportes Aereo Militar Uruguayo)   

Unsure 1974* - 2003*

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Transcontinental Sur   

Inactive 1992* - 1995

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Transcontinental Sur   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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U-Air (U Air) (Euroamerica)   

Inactive 2003 - 2005

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Uruguay Fly   

Not started (2003)

^ Comments : Uruguay Fly Intended to launch domestic and international services from Monteivedo

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