Transcarga International Airways C.A. is a cargo airline based in Caracas, Venezuela. It operates domestic charter cargo services.

Transcarga International Airways
TranscargaVenezuelaLogo.JPG
IATA ICAO Callsign
T9 TIW TIACA
FoundedOctober 21, 1998
HubsSimon Bolivar International Airport
SubsidiariesCargo Three
Fleet size6
Destinations8
HeadquartersCaracas, Venezuela
Key people
Websitewww.transcarga.aero

HistoryEdit

A Venezuelan businessman by the name of Julio Marquez Biaggi, also a former pilot for Viasa and KLM, and son of one of Viasa's chairmen, founded Transcarga on October 21, 1998. To help with his endeavor, he was joined by Luis Felipe Ayala V, an expert in the area of finances. The airline started operations in November 2001. It is owned by Julio Marquez Biaggi (with a 99.0% stake) who is CEO of the company.

Transcarga received its first certification as an airline in Venezuela in the year 2001, in 2002, it received the 402 permit from the United States Department of Transportation, enabling it to operate under "wet lease" status to and from the United States, thus generating employment for several Venezuelan pilots.

Since its establishment, the company has strived to maintain the highest quality standards in the national and international cargo transport service. The service has been aimed at small and medium-sized Venezuelan producers, both internally and for the export needs of perishable products such as fish, shellfish, vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc. Another key segment is the parcel service, documents, correspondence, special oil cargo and securities.

The airline's services are aimed to the small and medium Venezuelan producers; serving from the internal national market to the exportation needs of perishable products such as fish, shrimp, vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc. Another key market segment is its courier service of mail, documents, and other packages.

Transcarga is outsourcing its services to larger companies such as Servicio Panamericano de Proteccion, DHL, FedEx, UPS, among others. Transcarga also operates in the Caribbean through a wet lease with the Ameriflight company two daily flights.

In 2020, a Panamanian subsidiary, Cargo Three was founded. The subsidiary has planned to take an Airbus A300B4F, and to begin operations soon.[1][2]

DestinationsEdit

Country City Airport Notes
  Barbados Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport
  Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport Terminated
  Curaçao Willemstad Curaçao International Airport
  Panama Panama City Tocumen International Airport
  Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
  United States Miami Miami International Airport Terminated
  Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport Hub
Las Piedras Josefa Camejo International Airport
Maracaibo La Chinita International Airport
Valencia Arturo Michelena International Airport

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

As of September 2020, the Transcarga fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3][4]

Transcarga fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Notes
Airbus A300B4F 2
Embraer EMB 120FC 2
Piper PA-31 Navajo 2
Total 6

Former fleetEdit

Transcarga formerly operated the following aircraft:

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On March 11, 2021, an Airbus A300B4F (registered YV560T) suffered an uncontained engine failure on the left engine during takeoff at El Dorado International Airport.[8][9] The engine exploded and caused debris to hit buildings near by. The crew aborted takeoff. The aircraft was eventually repaired.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeff Lee. "Cargo Three obtains Panamanian AOC". Cargofacts.com. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Alex Lennane. "Cargo Three eyes US cargo charter services with old A300". Theloadstar.com. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  3. ^ transcarga.aero - Flota (Spanish) retrieved 15 September 2020
  4. ^ "Transcarga International Airways Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Incident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "Incident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Incident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "Incident: Transcarga A30B at Bogota on Mar 11th 2021, rejected takeoff due to uncontained engine failure". Avherald.com. Retrieved March 20, 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Transcarga at Wikimedia Commons