PLUNA Ceases Operation from 06JUL12

Uruguay’s PLUNA on the evening of 05JUL12 (local time) announced ceasing operation (although it claims “suspended indefinitely”) after the Government has failed to find new investors, starting 1500GMT on Friday 06JUL12. The Government is reportedly to liquidate the carrier and will start a new carrier as successor. PLUNA was founded in 1936.

Overview of PLUNA’s operation for July 2012 prior to ceasing operation as follows:

Montevideo – Asuncion 8 weekly
Montevideo – Belo Horizonte 1 Daily
Montevideo – Brasilia 6 weekly
Montevideo – Buenos Aires Aeroparque 60 weekly
Montevideo – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 16 weekly
Montevideo – Cordoba 9 weekly
Montevideo – Curitiba 1 Daily
Montevideo – Iguassu Falls 3 weekly
Montevideo – Porto Alegre 12 weekly
Montevideo – Porto Seguro 1 weekly (Charter)
Montevideo – Rio de Janeiro 15 weekly
Montevideo – Santiago de Chile 33 weekly
Montevideo – Sao Paulo 27 weekly
Punta del Este – Buenos Aires Aeroparque 13 weekly
Punta del Este – Sao Paulo 2 weekly

Full report filed by Reuters on 05JUL12, click here. (English report via Airwise)