Avianca Cargo

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Avianca Cargo
Logo Avianca Cargo.png
Founded 1973
Fleet size 6
Destinations 20
Parent company Synergy Groups's subsidiary Synergy Aerospace
Headquarters Medellín, Colombia
Key people Victor Mejia, Cargo Vice President
Carlos Arango, Sales Director
Ricardo Samayoa, Sales Director
Susana Argueta, Revenue Management Director
Santiago Martinez, Flight Operations Director
Juan Felipe Luque, Operations Director

Avianca Cargo (formerly Tampa Cargo-Transportes Aereos Mercantiles PanAmericanos) is a cargo airline based at José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia. It is an 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, Bogotá; Miami International Airport; and Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima.


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 retired 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. The airline was re-branded as Avianca Cargo in May 2013.


Avianca Cargo operates the following origins and destinations with freighters and passenger wide bodies, as of March 2014:


The Avianca Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft, as of 30 March 2014:[2]

Tampa Cargo Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet
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]


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