Over 70 years old, PLUNA (Primera Línea Uruguaya de Navegación Aérea) is the flag carrier of Uruguay.
This year the airline’s aim is to "transform PLUNA, making her the main access for European and North American travellers to Uruguay". Currently the airline operates what are effectively airbridges from Montevideo to both Punta del Este and Buenos Aires. Internationally destinations include: Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Asuncion (code share with TAM Mercosur) and Madrid (Spain).
2006 was a difficult year for this well-established South American airline but 2008 promises to be more exciting with the Uruguayan Government relinquishing control to private investors who are planning to pump $177 million into the company. This will allow more frequencies on its prime route between Montevideo and Punta del Este as well as more international services including MiamiPLUNA currently operates seven Bombardier CRJ-900's sporting a striking new livery designed by Cato Partners of Australia