BOGOTA, COLUMBIA, OCT 6. 2011. Avianca, the flag carrier airline of Colombia and part of the airline group AviancaTaca Holdings, purchased four Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft on September 27. The new aircraft will be operated by Avianca’s cargo subsidiary, Tampa. Avianca has not yet announced its engine choice.
The A330-200 Freighter will replace Tampa’s current cargo fleet, which will play a key role in expanding Avianca’s international cargo business and make Avianca the first operator in Latin America to receive the A330-200 Freighter.
Fabio Villegas, CEO of AviancaTaca Holdings and President of Avianca, believes that the A330 Freighters will bring greater fuel efficiency, improved environmental performance and lower operating costs to AviancaTaca Holdings.
The A330-200F, which has just celebrated a successful first year of efficient operation, can carry up to 70 tonnes of payload and offer a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles. Eight A330-200F freighters are now flying with four operators in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. To date, 61 freighter aircraft have been ordered by 10 customers.