República Oriental del Uruguay (Oriental Republic of Uruguay)
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  • Capital: Montevideo

  • Population estimate, 2015: 3.43 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 19,283

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.793/52=

  • Internet domain extension: .uy

Civil Aviation

The largest international airport is at Montevideo (Carrasco). There were direct international services in 2010 to Asunción, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Córdoba (Argentina), Curitiba, Florianópolis, Iguazu Falls, Lima, Madrid, Miami, Panama City, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, Santiago and São Paulo. Since the demise of Pluna the largest Uruguayan airline is now BQB Líneas Aéreas. There were 11 international airports in 2014. Nine had paved runways, one was semi-paved and one unpaved. In 2010 airports in Uruguay handled 2,195,336 passengers, of which 2,011,601 were at Carrasco. 26,832 tonnes of freight passed through Carrasco in 2010. In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Uruguayan-based carriers flew 34.5 m. km; passenger-km totalled 1.5 bn. in the same year.


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