Founded by PLUNA´s former workers, Alas Uruguay is a private company based in Carrasco International Airport (Montevideo) and Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport .
The first name for the company was to be Alas-U, but was changed in favour of Alas Uruguay.
Operations began on January 21 2016 with Boeing 737-300s.
Its destinations are:
Asunción del Paraguay (Paraguay), Silvio Petrossi International Airport.
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.
Montevideo (Uruguay), Carrasco International Airport.
Punta del Este (Uruguay), Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.
Santiago de Chile (Chile), Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.
São Paulo (Brazil), São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport.
Its fleet is formed by three Boeing 737-300, which have blended wingtips. Two were bought from Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the third one, was bought from Southwest Airlines.
First landing at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery:
Never would’ve expected second hand 737-300s from Southwest. I always was under the impression Southwest sucks much of the life out of their planes before disposing of them. Good to see it gets a second life though
Just a couple clarifications.
Alas Uruguay did not buy the 737s, they’re leased.
The ex-Southwest one (reg. CX-OAC) is actually the one that’s in better shape from the comments I’ve read, and it does not have winglets.
As far as the routes, only Montevideo - Asuncion and Montevideo - Buenos Aires are operating now. The rest are in the plans and if all goes well we might see flights to Santiago de Chile in April, though that is not confirmed.