Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos

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Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos
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IATA ICAO Callsign
2L[1] BOL Bol[2]
Founded November 7, 1977
Operating bases Viru Viru International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 4 (scheduled)
Headquarters Cochabamba, Bolivia[1]
Website [1]

Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos (abbreviated TAB, also known as TAB Airlines or TAB Cargo) is an airline, which operates civil cargo flights between Bolivia and the United States.


TAB was set up in 1977 as a sub-division of the Air Transport Management of the Bolivian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Boliviana, abbreviated FAB) in 1977, originally operating on-demand medium to long-haul heavy cargo flights using a fleet of Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, which were based at El Alto International Airport in La Paz. In 1992, TAB was shut down.

In 1999, the airline was reactivated as a civil company based at Cochabamba, then operating a single military C-130 and a L-382, the civil variant of the preceding. In 1999, TAB moved 84,649 kilograms of cargo, which was increased to over 2 million kilograms in 2000, to 4,176,429 kilograms in 2006.

TAB increased its fleet with the addition of 2 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and McDonnell Douglas MD-10. Currently, the airline is transporting more than 8 thousand tons a year


As of May 2011, TAB operates scheduled flights to the following destinations: [3]


 United States

Additionally, TAB serves a wide range of charter routes.


The TAB fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[4]

Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10F 1 0
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F 1 0
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30F 1 0
Total 3 0

The airline previously operated a Lockheed C-130 Hercules.


  1. ^ a b TAB entry at
  2. ^ "Airline codes and callsigns". 2005-01-01. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 7. 

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