BQB Líneas Aéreas
|Ceased operations||2015 (Sold to Amaszonas)|
|Hubs||Carrasco International Airport|
|Parent company||Línea Aérea Amaszonas|
|Key people||Juan Carlos López Mena, CEO|
|Website||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?]
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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 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:
- Curitiba – Afonso Pena International Airport
- Florianópolis – Hercílio Luz International Airport (Seasonal)
- Foz do Iguaçu - Foz do Iguaçu
- Porto Alegre – Salgado Filho International Airport
- Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro/Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
- São Paulo – São Paulo/Guarulhos-Gov. André Franco Montoro International Airport
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.
|ATR 72-500||3||0||68||Operating since 2010|
- "Nuestras Líneas". Buquebus Magazine (in Spanish). Buquebus (53): 110. julio–agosto 2012. Check date values in:
- "Uruguay's BQB Líneas Aéreas pursues rapid expansion, emerging as successor to Pluna". Centre for Aviation. 18 January 2014. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014.
- Official website (Spanish)