President Mujica made a grave mistake by closing Pluna Airlines; the airline had great planes, great helpful staff, and allowed easy ingress and egress from/Uruguay. Changing planes in Sao Paulo is horrible due to the condition of the airport and the local staff, and flying all the way from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Miami take 7-hours of travel time before one boards the MIA to MVD aircraft of American Airlines.
Mujica should have fixed the management problem at Pluna Airlines rather than close it down. Not only were over 400 jobs lost but getting to/from the country is now far more difficult . . . and that means a blow to tourism and business and an acceptance of becoming a hermit kingdom. Pluna Airlines didn't pocket the money: there are 5 CRJ-900 aircraft sitting on the ramp at MVD; these are the security that jilted ticket holders will ultimately get paid by.
I believe C.N. in Argentina flexed her grip and drove Pluna out-of-business by denying Pluna access to EZE.
There is currently no commercial alternative N-S, and capacity E-W through Chile is restricted by Argentine refusal for additional flights, with no current prospect of improvement.
What about MVD?
Will that affect relations between CFK and Mujica?
CFK controls the airbridge EZE/AEP/MVD/PDP in a very arguably manner for the purpose of her own benefit and not the people of Argentina.
Will the Uruguayan intervention as airlink hub destabilize relations between AR & UY ultimately affecting the sustainability of the social and economic development and progressive integration of the of the South Atlantic Overseas Territories (SAOT) to be connected to the rest of the south american continent ?
Falkland Islands economic activity and future development currently relies on fishing, tourism and agriculture, with the longer term prospect of hydrocarbons development.
Each of these, with the exception of agriculture, requires the movement of considerable numbers of people to extract increased economic benefit.
Uruguay has been recently known to having real and costly issues related to the defunct Pluna (PU) .
There are a number of Bombardier CRJ 900 parked at MVD hangars awaiting for investment influx to create, market and operate probably at all levels a competitive airline.
PLUNA IS THE WORST AIRLINES EVER, TOOK CUSTOMER MONEY AND THEN WENT OUT OF BUSINESS WHAT A SHAME! AND THERE IS NO CONTACT INFO. THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT CUSTOMERS, NO WONDER WHY THEY HAD TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS