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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 >renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy
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

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)  updated

Inactive 1975 - 2005

^ Comments : (Cargo carrier based at Carrasco International Airport at Montevideo)

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^ Airline Code : UG : AUO

Aero Uruguay (Aerolineas Uruguayas)   

Inactive 1977 - 2005

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : UO : AUO

AeroLatin   

Unsure 1993* - 1999*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Aeromas  updated

Active 1983 - date

^ 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)

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^ Airline Code : -- : MSM

Aerosur   

Inactive 1993* - 1993

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : ASU

Air Atlantic   

Inactive 1998* - 2000*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : AU : AUM

Air Atlantic Uruguayas   

Inactive 1990* - 1995

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^ Airline Code : -- : AUM

Air Class Lineas Aereas (VIP Air)  updated

Active 1997 - date

^ 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

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^ Airline Code : QD : QCL

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

^ Airline Code : YZ : ALY

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

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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. Started operations in early Jul2016

^ Genealogy : BQB Airlines +>Amaszonas del Uruguay

^ Airline Code : Z7 : UAZ

Anstan Lineas Aéreas   

Not started (2002*)

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ARCO (Aerolineas Colonia)   

Unsure 1964 - 1979*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : KO : ---

Aviasur   

Inactive 1995* - 1996

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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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

^ Airline Code : 5Q : BQB

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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^ Airline Code : -- : ASU

COOPLUNA  updated

Not started (2013)

^ 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

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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.)  updated

Inactive 1962 - 1995*

^ 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

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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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^ Airline Code : PU : PUA

South Eastern Airways   

Unconfirmed (****)

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TAMU (Transportes Aereo Militar Uruguayo)   

Unsure 1974* - 2003*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Transcontinental Sur  updated

Inactive 1992* - 2007

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : TCT

U-Air (U Air) (Euroamerica)  updated

Inactive 2003 - 2005

^ Comments : U-Air was founded in 2002 (Regional carrier out of Montevideo.)

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^ Airline Code : UE : ---

Uruguay Fly   

Not started (2003)

^ Comments : Uruguay Fly Intended to launch domestic and international services from Monteivedo but never started operations

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