Air Europa launches flights to Montevideo

Monday, 10 June 2013 11:23 AM

Uruguay is one of Latin America’s fastest growing tourist destinations

Uruguay is one of Latin America’s fastest growing tourist destinations

Air Europa, the Latin American specialist, has launched a new flight route to Uruguay’s capital Montevideo, one of Latin America’s fastest growing tourist destinations.

As of June 3rd, the airline now operates three flights a week to Montevideo from London Gatwick, via Madrid.

Some of Uruguay’s highlights include the luxurious coastal resorts of Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio and the picturesque colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento, founded by the Portuguese in 1680.

This new long-haul service will further expand the airline’s portfolio in the region to six destinations.

Colin Stewart, UK General Manager for Air Europa, says: “This new route to Montevideo once again confirms our commitment to connecting our passengers with key economic and tourist destinations in Latin America.

“Just last November we launched flights to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and with this latest service we are cementing our position as the airline of choice to Latin America.”

Air Europa’s decision to fly to Montevideo has also been highly praised by the Uruguayan ambassador in London, HE Julio Moreira Morán. The Ambassador says: “My heartfelt congratulations to Air Europa, as they have shown that smaller countries can also be very good for business.”

“Uruguay is one of the fastest growing destinations for the UK market, and Montevideo is the perfect gateway for UK leisure and business travellers to our country,” the Ambassador added.

Air Europa is Spain’s largest privately owned airline and operates out of Madrid to 36 destinations in 16 countries.

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