ABSA Cargo Airline
|Hubs||Viracopos Int'l Airport|
|Parent company||LAN Airlines|
|Key people||Norberto M. Jochmann (president)
Francisco Cancherini (Flight Operations Director)
ABSA Cargo Airline is a cargo airline based in Campinas, Brazil. It operates scheduled services within Latin America and between Brazil and the United States, as well as charter services. Its main base is Viracopos International Airport, Campinas. Since 07/2012 it trade as TAM Cargo, after the absorption of TAM Airlines by its parent LAN Airlines to form LATAM Airlines Group. ABSA has a fleet of five Boeing 767-300F.
The airline was established and started operations on 2 June 1995 as Brasil Transair - Transportes Charter Turismo. In November 2001 LAN Airlines bought a majority stake in the company. It is owned by LAN Airlines (74%), Jochmann (13%) and TADEF (13%) and has 285 employees (at March 2007).
The ABSA fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2010):
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 44.
- Endres 2010, p. 6
- Günter Endres, ed. (2010). Flight International World Airlines 2010. Sutton, Surrey, England: Reed Business Information. ISBN 978-1-898779-39-1.
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