According to Rosario's newspaper La Capital
, Uruguayan low-cost carrier Uair suspended its flights to that Argentine city.
Beware, the article says their frequency is 3x daily, while it actually is 3x weekly
Here is a translation of the article:
U-Air airline, which offered three weekly flights to Montevideo (Uruguay), stopped operating yesterday [18 April 2005] at least until May 25th. The thing is at 14:30 the last aircraft left, bringing to Rosario 12 people, and going back to Uruguay with only 4 passengers onboard.
According to Rosario's Islas Malvinas/Fisherton Airport authorities, the airline suspended the service due to aircraft maintenance. "The director (Esteban Borgonovo) will not comment about this, since it is only a temporary suspension," told La Capital a person close to him.
Nonetheless, faces at the airport were of strong worry. Last year Aerovip airline stopped flying to Rosario apparently for a short period of time, but no aircraft of them has be seen in Rosario since then.
I read a couple of days ago an article in Montevideo's El Observador newspaper, telling they were given rights for Porto Alegre (POA
), Asunción (ASU
), and Buenos Aires (EZE
). According to a member of the board, flying to EZE
would mean codesharing with an international airline to other destinations worlwide. The article, in Spanish, can be seen here:
Personally I don't know what to think. Uair is a strange airline, and last time I read their load-factors were less than 20% in average. It would be interesting to see them at EZE
(don't know how they have been doing at AEP
), but suspending ROS
...well...sounds suspicious. Not that there's a big market from ROS
, but they were the only ones flying the route, with a small-sized aircraft (F100) and continuing to COR
You never know with Uair.
Have a nice weekend you all.