Transcarga International Airways – La Linea de Venezuela (2nd) (Caracas) is starting regularly scheduled cargo flights this month to Miami and Houston (Bush Intercontinental). Per their website, the company has been authorized to operate 20 flights a month to Miami from Venezuela and 10 flights a month to Houston. In February the cargo airline is expected to request more frequencies. The company has added three Airbus A300B4-203 (F) freighters (YV560T, msn 261, YV562T, msn 274 and YV563T, msn 220).
The current Transcarga International Airways, C.A. was formed on October 21, 1998 with 100% Venezuelan capital. Transcarga received its AOC in 2001 with cargo operations commencing in November 2001. In 2002 the airline obtained 402 authority from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate wet lease flights to and from the USA. The carrier has operated cargo charter flights to Miami in the past.
The original Transcarga – Transportes Aereos de Carga (1st) (ex LEBCA) (subsidiary of VIASA) operated from 1968 to 1979 with Douglas DC-7C and DC-8 freighters.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A300B4-203 (F) YV560T (msn 261) is pictured at Miami on a route proving flight.
ACT Airlines’ (Istanbul) Airbus A300B4-203 (F) freighter, registered TC-ACB (msn 121) operating for DHL Airways yesterday (March 1) overshot the runway at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, closing the runway. The left main gear reportedly failed on landing causing the engines to shear off.
Transcarga International Airways (La Linea De Venezuela) (Caracas) has leased ex-TradeWinds Cargo Airlines Airbus A300B4-203 (F) N501TR (msn 053). The aircraft also carries small “Operated by Sky Lease 1” titles.