Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos

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Transportes Aéreos Bolivianos
Bolivia entrega segundo envío de donaciones para damnificados peruanos (33361145960).jpg
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.

History[edit]

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

Destinations[edit]

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

 Bolivia

 United States

Additionally, TAB serves a wide range of charter routes.

Fleet[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TAB entry at airlineupdate.com
  2. ^ "Airline codes and callsigns". airodyssey.net. 2005-01-01. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.tabairlines.com/schedules.htm
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 7. 

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