Avianca Cargo

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Avianca Cargo
Logo Avianca Cargo.png
IATA
QT
ICAO
TPA
Callsign
TAMPA
Founded 1973
Hubs BOGOTA, LIMA, MIAMI
Fleet size 5
Destinations 20
Parent company Synergy Groups's subsidiary Synergy Aerospace
Headquarters Bogotá, Colombia
Key people Victor Mejia, Cargo Vice President
Carlos Arango and Ricardo Samayoa, Regional Sales Directors

Susana Argueta, Revenue Management Director
Santiago Martinez, Flight Operations Director
Website www.aviancacargo.com

Avianca Cargo (formely Tampa Cargo(Transportes Aereos Mercantiles PanAmericanos)) is a cargo airline based at José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellín, Colombia. It is a specialized all-cargo airline transporting flowers from Latin America to Miami, as well as general cargo throughout the Americas. It has hubs at El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Bogotá,Miami International Airport (MIA)and (LIM) Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.

History[edit]

Douglas DC-6A freighter of Tampa at Miami International Airport in 1975

The airline was established by Luís H. Coulson along with Orlando Botero Escobar and Anibal Obando Echeverri. It started operations on 11 March 1973. The Douglas DC-6A four-engined piston freight airliner formed part of the initial fleet that was acquired. These were disposed of in the early 1980s.[1]

Martinair of the Netherlands acquired a 40% stake in Tampa Cargo in 1996. Avianca of Colombia acquired a 100% stake in Tampa Cargo in 2008 Airline re-branded as Avianca Cargo May 2013.

Destinations[edit]

Avianca Cargo operates the following origins and destinations with freighters and passenger wide bodies (March 2014):

Fleet[edit]

The Tampa Cargo (Now Avianca Cargo) fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 01 July 2013):[2]

Tampa Cargo Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders
Boeing 767-300ERF 1 -
Airbus A330-200F [3] 5

On September 27, 2011, Avianca and Airbus announced a firm order for four Airbus A330-200F Freighter aircraft. The A330's are meant to replace the current Tampa Cargo fleet, with the delivery date for the first aircraft estimated for December 2012. This will make Tampa Cargo the first A330 freighter operator in Latin America.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Eastwood, Tony. Piston Engined Airliner Production List. 2007. The Aviation Hobby Shop.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tampa Cargo at Wikimedia Commons