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Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas (LAS CARGO) is a cargo airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It operates scheduled and chartered cargo flights to North and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Its main base is El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá.[2]

Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas - LAS CARGO
Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
LA LAU SURAMERICANO
Founded1972 as AeroNorte
AOC #QQLF316F[1]
HubsEl Dorado International Airport
Fleet size7
Destinations27
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Key peopleLuis Prieto G. - CEO Leonardo Andres Alvarez - TechOps VP
Websitehttp://www.lascargo.co/

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HistoryEdit

The airline started operations in 1972, created as AeroNorte and using Curtiss C-46 Commando aircraft. In 1975 it started regional cargo service and bought a Douglas DC-6.

The company changed its name in 1986 to Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas and started serving North America with a Canadair CL-44. In 1987 it started flying between Bogotá and Panamá,[2] when a Sud Aviation Caravelle joined the fleet.

In 1991 the company bought its first Boeing 727. In 2001 the company purchased two McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft for widening its domestic operations. In 2002 two Boeing 727-200s were acquired.

By 2005 the company had built its own two hangars and purchased its fourth Boeing 727-200, and by the end of 2008 two more 727-200s joined the fleet. The company became an International Air Transport Association member in 2013.

The company updated its corporate image in 2014 including a new logo and a new livery design for its aircraft.

FleetEdit

LAS CARGO has a current fleet of seven aircraft.[3]

On 13 July 2016 Boeing announced that LAS CARGO had purchased two Boeing 737-800 BCF aircraft to join its fleet.[4]

LAS CARGO Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders
Boeing 727-100F 2 0
Boeing 727-200F 3 0
Boeing 727-200F Super 27 2 0
Boeing 737-800BCF 0 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 106.
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 12.
  4. ^ http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-07-13-Boeing-Announces-10-New-Orders-and-Commitments-for-Boeing-Converted-Freighters

External linksEdit

  Media related to Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas at Wikimedia Commons