BQB Líneas Aéreas

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BQB Líneas Aéreas
Bqb lineas aereas logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
5Q BQB Uruguay/Buquebus
Founded 2010
Ceased operations 2015 (Sold to Amaszonas)
Hubs Carrasco International Airport
Fleet size 03
Destinations 03
Parent company Línea Aérea Amaszonas
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay
Key people Juan Carlos López Mena, CEO

BQB Líneas Aéreas

Amszonas - BQB

BQB Líneas Aéreas (Spanish: BQB Airlines) was an airline based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Its main base was Carrasco International Airport. The airline was owned by the owner of Buquebus, Juan Carlos López Mena. The airline, which was considered the unofficial flag carrier of Uruguay, ceased operations in April 2015, after a crisis that began in 2014.[by whom?][citation needed]


Routes that were approved: Montevideo, Uruguay (home base and hub) to Rosario, Córdoba, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Asuncion, Paraguay, Porto Alegre and Florianapolis, Brazil. From Buenos Aires to Salto, Uruguay. Due to delays in government approvals and changes international routes were still pending when BQB ceased operations during April 2015, however BQB commenced ATR 72 domestic service from Montevideo to the cities of Salto twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) and the city of Rivera three times a week (Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays) as a discount carrier[1] and in competition with the bus service. These frequencies were expected to be increased. Other that were expected to commence included the routes from Montevideo to Rivera to Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre to Punta del Este and from Salto to Buenos Aires.

In April 11, 2015 the airline ceased operations due to a crisis that began in 2014, being sold 5 days later to the Bolivian Línea Aérea Amaszonas.


As of April 2015 BQB Líneas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations:[2]

Former Destinations:


ATR-72-212A msn 816 operated by BQB Lineas Aereas seen landing at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

As of April 2015 BQB's fleet includes the following aircraft. In 2014 the company acquired Airbus A319, although it was never placed into service and was returned to its lessor in December 2014.[3]

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-500 3 0 68 Operating since 2010


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  2. ^ "Nuestras Líneas". Buquebus Magazine (in Spanish). Buquebus (53): 110. julio–agosto 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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