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Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:18 am

Good article, in English, about what PLUNA is planning to do post-Varig. A new investor group will be pumping $177M into the small airline to place an order for new jets, most likely from Embrarer, as well as expand long-haul services with more frequencies to Madrid and new flights to Miami:

http://www.mercopress.com/vernoticia.do?id=9586&formato=HTML
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LipeGIG
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:12 am

Nice news for South America as PU probably will also improve their flights between Argentina, Brazil, Chile and other countries to Uruguay also.

I expect they can obtain approval for some MVD-Northeast Brazil-MAD/MIA flights.

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RCS763AV
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:41 am

Cool news. I have always had PU high up in my list. They are a nice small company which represents Uruguay very god, and going to MIA is going to be great. I would speculate that after the e-jet order, their fleet might look like this:

B763ER
E195
E170
ATR
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:33 am

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 2):
Cool news. I have always had PU high up in my list. They are a nice small company which represents Uruguay very god, and going to MIA is going to be great. I would speculate that after the e-jet order, their fleet might look like this:

B763ER
E195
E170
ATR

What about the 757? Is it only temporary?
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:09 pm

Quoting Asuflyer (Reply 3):
What about the 757? Is it only temporary?

I said i am speculating.....please read before posting, and please post something relevant to the thread, not just a reply to a misread statement. Of course we don´t know how long will the 757 last in PU´s fleet.

The 757 really doesn´t fit into their network, apart from some flights to Brazil it really doesn´t match. A 737 or an E195 flown with more frecuency (meaning better use of the hub) can do the job. PLUNA´s small fleet of 7 is right now composed by 1 model of each aircraft, except for 2 732s.

BTW, i would like to include some 73Gs on that list. And maybe drop the ATR.
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:33 pm

It is indeed a very interesting article. Hopefully this time PU will be able to grow and succeed. Much will depend, I am afraid, on the future performance of the economy of Uruguay as whole, though.

Fleetwise, I think Embraer jets are a very smart choice. I really hope we will be able to see an E170 or 190 in PU colors soon.
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:55 pm

I remember when Pluna's 707 used to fly to EZE , the check in counter was a little space squeezed between Pan Am and LADE's check in counters ( too long ago...) I think they used to serve Ezeiza twice a week only.

I think The E-Jets are a good incorporation to PU fleet, maybe we'll see some new regional flights to Argentina and Brazil.
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:08 pm

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 4):
I said i am speculating.....please read before posting, and please post something relevant to the thread, not just a reply to a misread statement. Of course we don´t know how long will the 757 last in PU´s fleet.

Ouch! Do you ever reply in a non-threatening, civilized manner?

Anyway, nice to hear PU is thinking about restructuring. I also agree that the E-jets are a great choice. They will look nice in their colors!

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RCS763AV
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:29 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 7):
Do you ever reply in a non-threatening, civilized manner?

I do, when im not replied in a defying manner. BTW, Im trying to give him some advice.

I would think PU could launch COR, BSB. VVI and maybe FLN with the E-jets....
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 5):
I really hope we will be able to see an E170 or 190 in PU colors soon.

When flying to PDP today, i saw an E170 in PU colors, couldnt take a pic but i'll try to find one.
 
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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:39 am

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 8):
I do, when im not replied in a defying manner.

Ah, the problems of internet. Don't think he was being defying  Smile

Back to topic, the report says that there are plans of a US$177 million investment, but according to this report that came out on "La Nacion" newpaper on friday, the Government of Uruguay announced the deal already as a sure thing.
http://buscador.lanacion.com.ar/Nota.asp?nota_id=872827&high=pluna

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RE: Pluna Plans Recovery; E-Jets; Miami Flights

Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:55 am

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 10):
Back to topic, the report says that there are plans of a US$177 million investment, but according to this report that came out on "La Nacion" newpaper on friday, the Government of Uruguay announced the deal already as a sure thing.

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