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  • Strategic Air Finance to acquire seven ex-Pluna CRJ900s

    News | 24 Jul 2014 12:04 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Miami-based Strategic Air Finance has signed a letter of intent to acquire seven Bombardier CRJ900s from the Uruguayan government in a $77 million transaction, according to local reports indicate.
  • Uruguay approves $15m for Alas-U

    News | 02 May 2014 16:38 | Rainer Uphoff

    Uruguay's A​las-U, the successor to Pluna, has been awarded a $15 million credit line backed by Uruguayan state agencies.
  • Afghan Jet to start operations in April

    News | 12 Mar 2014 16:21 | Oliver Clark

    New carrier Afghan Jet International Airlines plans to start scheduled flights on April 1, starting with domestic routes operated using two Bombardier CRJ200s.
  • Uruguay minister quits in Pluna scandal

    News | 24 Dec 2013 14:07 | Rainer Uphoff

    ​Uruguay's economy minister Fernando Lorenzo has resigned ahead of his court appearance in the trial over the bankruptcy of Montevideo-based airline Pluna.
  • Uruguay's Alas-U looks to lease 737s

    News | 19 Dec 2013 22:34 | Rainer Uphoff

    ​Alas Uruguay, the start-up airline project owned by former ex-Pluna employees, has dropped plans to use the former Pluna Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft now owned by the Uruguayan government, and will instead launch next year with three leased Boeing 737-300s from its Montevideo base.This change is a result of the local government's decision to not subsidise nor guarantee the launch of the employee-owned airline, announced earlier this month.A source at the airline claims the government has lost "a win-win opportunity" by withdrawing from its initial plan to financially support Alas Uruguay, or Alas-U.
  • Used jet aircraft transactions: 25 November - 2 December 2013

    News | 02 Dec 2013 09:37 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Uruguay-based BQB Lineas Aereas has wet-leased an Airbus A320 (4661) aircraft with CFM56-5B4/3 engines from Vueling Airlines. The 2011-vintage aircraft is on lease from GECAS.