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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.
The airline was established by Luís H. Coulson along with Captain Juan Fernando Mesa, Captain Orlando Botero Escobar and Captain 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.
Avianca Cargo operates the following origins and destinations with freighters and passenger wide bodies, as of March 2014:
- International scheduled destinations: Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, Cali, México City, Miami, New York City, Asunción, San Juan, Lima, Quito, Guayaquil, Caracas, Valencia, Venezuela, Panama City, San Jose, Santiago de Chile, Campinas, Manaus, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Guatemala City, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, London, UK
The Avianca Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
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.
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