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Pluna Takes Delivery Of 1st CRJ900  
User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7620 times:

Today March 13th, PLUNA Uruguayan Airlines took delivery of its first (CX-CRA) CR9 of 7 to come during this year, we also expect the 2nd (CX-CRB) to arrive in just a couple of weeks.

Some pics of its arrival at Carrasco Int'l Airport here http://www.flickr.com/photos/cx-jbs

It should be serviceable near the final days of this month, COR looks like will be the first city to see this new plane.


another img;

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/elpuca/Pluna_CRJ900_NextGen_2.jpg

Saludos!

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User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2393 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7528 times:

Just beautiful... CONGRATULATIONS!!


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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7523 times:



Quoting PU752 (Thread starter):
It should be serviceable near the final days of this month, COR looks like will be the first city to see this new plane.

Congratulations for PU. Wasnt it consider to use the plane for MVD-GIG runs? It is a pitty PU could not make it for Embraer jets!

Rgs,


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7524 times:



Quoting PU752 (Thread starter):
It should be serviceable near the final days of this month, COR looks like will be the first city to see this new plane.

Congratulations for PU. Wasnt it consider to use the plane for MVD-GIG runs? It is a pitty PU could not make it for Embraer jets!

Rgs,


User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7445 times:



Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 1):
Just beautiful... CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thanks!

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 3):
Wasnt it consider to use the plane for MVD-GIG runs? It is a pitty PU could not make it for Embraer jets!

Yes of course, but in due time......
I agree, I think the E-170 is way better product than the CRJ900 but embraer has its production pretty full and timing was different than Bombardiers, we're getting the CRJs pretty fast actually, since PU placed the order just a couple of months ago.


Rgds.


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1945 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7417 times:

Congratulations for Pluna! So after twenty years (aprox) the company gets a new aircrafts. However considering the aircrafts performance and the distance is probbaly that Santiago will be one of the last Pluna' routes to put the CRJ900?

Also, considering the new business model for Pluna as a regional carrier in the Mercosur, they expect to increase the frequencies in each route to offer more options for travel? For example is possible to see a daily service to SCL soon?

Regards,


User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7370 times:



Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 5):
that Santiago will be one of the last Pluna' routes to put the CRJ900?

Also, considering the new business model for Pluna as a regional carrier in the Mercosur, they expect to increase the frequencies in each route to offer more options for travel? For example is possible to see a daily service to SCL soon?

Yes probably, also GRU should be one of the last to see the new birds....... SCL is a really good performer in terms of cargo for PU almost every flight leaves plenty of cargo.... a thing that the CRJ is pretty bad and might be the weakest point of the RJs.
I can see when PU gets their 7 new planes, SCL and GIG daily....along with new destinations POA,CNF,CWB,MDZ,ROS and ASU with at least 4x/week each.

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Saludos!


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7342 times:



Quoting PU752 (Reply 6):
I can see when PU gets their 7 new planes, SCL and GIG daily....along with new destinations POA,CNF,CWB,MDZ,ROS and ASU with at least 4x/week each.

Indeed, very interesting markets for PU to develop. Dont forget to include FLN, at least seasonal!

Quoting PU752 (Reply 4):
I think the E-170 is way better product than the CRJ90



Quoting PU752 (Reply 4):
but embraer has its production pretty full and timing was different than Bombardiers

What a shame Embraer could not offer PU earlier deliveries!

Rgs,


User currently offlineMestrugo From Chile, joined Apr 2007, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7335 times:

Bravo for Pluna! I'm glad to see this aircraft in such a nice color scheme. I also hope to see their them here in SCL often.

Does somebody know about what's gonna happen with their 737-200? I guess they'll be retired, as I think they aren't very economical, especially nowadays. Or maybe sold to some other airline 'round here, Latin America seems to be a 732 paradise.  Smile


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1945 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7308 times:

Thanks PU752. And by the way excellent photos of the newest Pluna member. Any photos of the interior of the CRJ?

Quoting Mestrugo (Reply 8):
Does somebody know about what's gonna happen with their 737-200?

According Leadgate the Boeing 737-200 will be sold. I think that Pluna has sold one or two B732 to an African company.

Saludos,


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7262 times:

Congratulations for Uruguay !

Quoting PU752 (Reply 6):
SCL is a really good performer in terms of cargo for PU almost every flight leaves plenty of cargo.... a thing that the CRJ is pretty bad and might be the weakest point of the RJs

In other markets, the CRJs have been questioned due to their limited safety equipments as life-rafts, resulting such planes limited for overseas routes. For instance, Atlantic Southeast Airlines mostly makes flights on behalf of Delta AirLines with CRJs into ATL-BZE [Belize City, Central America].
Nonetheless, this issue fortunately may not apply for PU where most of their routes in South America don't overlap water areas.
I agree that CRJ-900's whole cargo allowance is a disadvantage compared with the numbers established for their current 737s.

Regards.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11451 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7203 times:
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Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 7):
What a shame Embraer could not offer PU earlier deliveries!

Yes Hardi, i agree with you that they could try to arrange slots, but the demand for their products are still high. PU could post the order in the past and now could be able to get some E-Jets, also to have the honour to be the first flying them to the biggest markets in Brazil.

Quoting PU752 (Reply 6):
I can see when PU gets their 7 new planes, SCL and GIG daily....along with new destinations POA,CNF,CWB,MDZ,ROS and ASU with at least 4x/week each.

Would be great to see PU back daily with the CRJ !
AFAIK the seasonal 4x weekly performed very well and next week we will have also charters MVD-GIG-PDP
Good to see PU back on track of growth.

Felipe



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7118 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 11):
Yes Hardi, i agree with you that they could try to arrange slots, but the demand for their products are still high

Agree, Lipe. You are right.

Quoting PU752 (Reply 6):
SCL is a really good performer in terms of cargo for PU almost every flight leaves plenty of cargo

MVD-SCL also has direct competition with LA which operates MVD with the A320 and some days deploys B767.

Quoting PU752 (Reply 6):
also GRU should be one of the last to see the new birds

PU operates GRU-MVD with the B737 and has direct competition with TAM 2-class A320, while G3 operates to MVD with a stop over in POA twice daily. It would be a wise idea for PU to introduce the CRJ in GIG-MVD daily nonstop; AR is performing quite well in its 3 daily GIG-EZE.

Rgs,


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11451 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7054 times:
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Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 12):
AR is performing quite well in its 3 daily GIG-EZE.

Yes it is, you're right. And will be one of the launching routes of the A320. Less competition and the higher number of daily flights in the market could explain better. But there are rumors about a 3rd daily JJ flight in the near future.

In general Hardi, numbers for Brazil-EZE market are marvellous and all routes are performing extremely well. Even RG, is their sole international route with strong numbers all days of week, anytime.

Felipe



New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7019 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 13):
But there are rumors about a 3rd daily JJ flight in the near future.

One of JJ 2 daily GIG-EZE still operate with a stop-over. I think it is high time for JJ to operate at least 2 daily GIG-EZE nonstop flights. Even RG now offers 2 daily nonstop EZE services. All in all, I agree that EZE-Brazil routes have become a goldmine both because of the density of the route and yields (explained by high Brazilian investment in Argentina and trade). GIG is a market were AR is a winner, and I really dont know how JJ allowed this to happen!?

Rgs,


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11451 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7009 times:
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Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 14):
One of JJ 2 daily GIG-EZE still operate with a stop-over

Hardi, I think you get confused with JJ8018:

JJ8016 - GIG-EZE - Now morning departure
JJ8018 - GIG-GRU-EZE - Mid day departure
PZ705 / JJ8036 - GIG-EZE - Late night

There are 2 non-stops and 1 with stop in GRU just because they create a flight to allow LHR passengers to connect to Rio (JJ8085 GRU-GIG at 9:30) with A32A (Business class)



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7007 times:



Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 15):
Hardi, I think you get confused with JJ8018:

JJ8016 - GIG-EZE - Now morning departure
JJ8018 - GIG-GRU-EZE - Mid day departure
PZ705 / JJ8036 - GIG-EZE - Late night

Thanks for the correction, you are right, Lipe.
Rgs,


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8563 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7000 times:
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Nice pictures, the CR9 looks real nice in these colours!

I can't help but think it might have been better to wait for E-170-190 family planes though, the extra customer and luggage space must be beneficial in the the long run.

M



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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6945 times:



Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 9):
Thanks PU752. And by the way excellent photos of the newest Pluna member. Any photos of the interior of the CRJ?

Scroll down to see many pictures taken at MVD of the CR9, including a passenger cabin shot: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577287&page=5


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

PU752 or PlunaCRJ,

I was searching the schedules for today - and it seems that the first flight for CRA will be on 01APR08, will be operating Puente Aéreo and THEN Córdoba.

However, if you check that same date - you'll see that PU151 and PU150 are programmed to depart (MVD and AEP, respectively) at 7.10am and arrive at destination (AEP and MVD, respectively) at 7.55am. Both will be operated with the CRJ-900. However, one question comes to mind - does PU expect to have both CRA and CRB operating? Or is it just a glitch on schedules?

Does COR remain as the first destination for the CRJ? (including Puente Aereo).

Saludos,
Gaston



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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6739 times:



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 18):
cluding a passenger cabin shot

The Interior looks really nice. I really like the head cover thing (sorry I don't know the official name).

As a matter of fact I love the whole new look, it's young, fresh, and energetic. Just what Pluna needs.

~Brandon



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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6727 times:



Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 20):
However, one question comes to mind - does PU expect to have both CRA and CRB operating? Or is it just a glitch on schedules?

CX-CRB is expected to arrive in late March, and start operations right away (I wasn´t aware of the April 1st date)

There is already a picture of CX-CRB in the final stages of manufacturing in Canada. It sports a greenish-aqua tail.

Regards,


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6663 times:

So PU's CRJ scheduled flights will include AEP, COR and SCL.

AEP will operate during April only and Sunday only during May; SCL will operate Saturday only; while COR weekdays.

Rgs,


User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 4553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6546 times:

The following link states that PU is studying at new destinations such as BRC San Carlos de Bariloche, IGU Foz, CWB Curitiba and BSB Brasilia among others, adding a total of 24 destinations.
Such assessment is likely feasible, once the airline would take delivery of their entire CRJ-900s.
http://www.eturbonews.com/1474/tourism-week-latin-america

Regards.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11451 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6536 times:
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Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 23):
The following link states that PU is studying at new destinations such as BRC San Carlos de Bariloche, IGU Foz, CWB Curitiba and BSB Brasilia among others, adding a total of 24 destinations.
Such assessment is likely feasible, once the airline would take delivery of their entire CRJ-900s.
http://www.eturbonews.com/1474/touri...erica

Thanks for sharing. Finally PU is looking for some interesting alternatives and i believe the CRJ's could allow them to offer links like IGU-MVD-AEP, BSB-MVD-AEP, which would be a good advantage for them !

Success for them and expect they really go ahead with this providing good alternatives for Brazilians.



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25 PU752 : I think so, but AEP could also be the first, followed shortly by COR. " target=_blank>http://www.eturbonews.com/1474/touri...erica While destinations
26 LipeGIG : They can use this to take a good portion of Diplomatic and Government traffic from BSB to Bs Aires as well as other markets they serve. PU has been v
27 LipeGIG : ANAC requested to PU to run a certification flight to GIG as it's the longest destination they serve nowadays in Brazil. So Wednesday, GIG will become
28 PU752 : Thanks lipe, also GIG should be back in PU's network in may but with a single weekly frequency which is hard to believe but lets wait and see..... Sa
29 LipeGIG : Thanks also, probably a matter of time to become daily again, but lets wait. Felipe
30 Plunafan : MAO recived the CRJ900 some days ago.
31 Slovacek747 : What a mistake. The ERJ is a million times better than the Crappy Regional Jet. I wish they would all just be discontinued from service. Slovacek747
32 Post contains images MD11junkie : Source?
33 PU752 : Im not sure if is a million time better but definately ERJ170 or 195 are both better than the CR9....better payload, more cabin space, better cockpit
34 LipeGIG : Thanks for the correction !
35 SJOtoLIR : Type......Standard range.....Capacity.....OEW (kg)......MTOW (kg).....Thrust (pounds) B736...........1340 nm.............110...........37 100........
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