Avianca Cargo

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Avianca Cargo
Logo Avianca Cargo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsJosé María Córdova International Airport
Fleet size6
Parent companyAvianca Holdings
HeadquartersMedellín, Colombia
Key peopleKurt Schosinsky, Managing Director; Carlos Arango, Commercial Director; Ivan Galindo, Operations Director Santiago Martinez, Flight Operations Director; Leonardo Carrillo, Optimization and Revenue Management 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 Captain Juan Fernando Mesa, Captain Orlando Botero Escobar and Captain Anibal Obando Echeverri. It commenced operations on 11 March 1973. Douglas DC-6A piston-engine aircraft 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.[citation needed]

On September 27, 2011, Avianca ordered four Airbus A330-200F aircraft to replace the existing Tampa Cargo fleet, with deliveries to commence in December 2012. This made Tampa Cargo the first A330F operator in Latin America.[2]

The airline was re-branded as Avianca Cargo in May 2013.[citation needed]


Avianca Cargo operates to the following destinations:

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes
 Argentina Buenos Aires EZE SAEZ Ministro Pistarini International Airport
 Belgium Brussels BRU EBBR Brussels Airport[3]
 Bolivia La Paz LPB SLLP El Alto International Airport
 Brazil Campinas VCP SBKP Viracopos International Airport
 Brazil Curitiba CWB SBCT Afonso Pena International Airport
 Brazil Manaus MAO SBEG Eduardo Gomes International Airport
 Brazil Rio de Janeiro GIG SBGL Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport
 Chile Santiago SCL SCEL Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
 Colombia Barranquilla BAQ SKBQ Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
 Colombia Bogotá BOG SKBO El Dorado International Airport
 Colombia Cali CLO SKCL Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport
 Colombia Medellín MDE SKRG José María Córdova International Airport
 Costa Rica San José SJO MROC Juan Santamaría International Airport
 Ecuador Quito UIO SEQU Mariscal Sucre International Airport
 Ecuador Guayaquil GYE SEGU José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
 Guatemala Guatemala City GUA MGGT La Aurora International Airport
 Mexico Mexico City MEX MMMX Mexico City International Airport
 Panama Panama City PTY MPTO Tocumen International Airport
 Paraguay Asunción ASU SGAS Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
 Peru Lima LIM SPIM Jorge Chávez International Airport
 Puerto Rico San Juan SJU TJSJ Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
 Spain Barcelona BCN LEBL Barcelona–El Prat Airport
 Spain Madrid MAD LEMD Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
 United Kingdom London LHR EGLL London Heathrow International Airport
 United States Miami MIA KMIA Miami International Airport
 United States New York City JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport
 Uruguay Montevideo MVD SUMU Carrasco International Airport
 Venezuela Caracas CCS SVMI Simon Bolivar International Airport
 Venezuela Valencia VLN SVVA Arturo Michelena International Airport


The Avianca Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4]

Avianca Cargo Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Notes
Airbus A330-200F[5] 6

Former fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

Avianca Cargo former Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 767-200ER/BDSF 4 2 sold to 21 Air
Boeing 767-300ERF 1


  1. ^ Eastwood, 2007, p. 302
  2. ^ The news at Airbus
  3. ^ "Avianca Cargo adds Brussels freighter flights".
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 12. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ The news at Airbus

External links[edit]

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