Liz Kramer, Paraguay’s Minister of Tourism, welcomed passengers arriving in Asunción on BQB’s inaugural flight from Montevideo. The route had been vacant since the demise of another Uruguayan airline, Pluna, in early July this year.
- BQB, part of Uruguay’s Buquebus Group that also provides ferry and coach services, launched flights on the route from Montevideo (MVD) to Asunción (ASU) on 3 September. Four weekly services are now offered between the capitals of Uruguay and Paraguay, and all will be operated with the airline’s fleet of ATR 72s. Twice-weekly, the aircraft will make a stopover in Salto (STY) in Uruguay on the return leg. Another Uruguayan airline, Pluna, operated the route prior to its collapse in July.