Tampa Cargo (subsidiary of AviancaTaca Holding) (Medellin) has taken delivery of the first of four new A330-200F freighter aircraft at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.
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Tampa Cargo (Medellin) will become a new Airbus operator. Parent Avianca (Colombia) (Bogota), part of the airline group AviancaTaca Holdings, has signed a firm order with Airbus for four Airbus A330-200F Freighter aircraft. The new aircraft will be operated by Avianca’s cargo subsidiary Tampa Cargo. Avianca will announce its engine choice at a later date.
The A330-200 Freighter will replace Tampa’s current Boeing cargo fleet and play a key role in expanding Avianca’s international cargo business. The order will make Avianca the first operator to receive the A330-200F Freighter in Latin America. AviancaTaca and its subsidiaries already operate seven A330-200 passenger aircraft and 81 A320 Family aircraft.
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Grupo TACA (TACA International) (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano) (San Salvador) and Avianca (Aerovias del Continente Americano) (Bogota) and all of the subsidiary airlines within the two groups will be merged into one single holding company. The Avianca owners (National Federation of Colombia Coffee Growers and the Synergy Group) will control two-thirds of the new holding company. The Grupo TACA owners will control the remaining one-third of the shares of the new holding company. All airlines will retain their independent brands (however Avianca was consolidating its brands) but each will become subsidiaries of the new holding company.