Transcarga International Airways airline based in Caracas, Venezuela. The airline operates domestic charter cargo flights.
The airline was established in 1998, but started operations in 2001, and was founded by Venezuelan businessman Julio Marquez Biaggi, was also a former pilot for Viasa and KLM.
The airline’s service has been focused on meeting the needs of small and medium Venezuelan producers. The airline’s main activity is regular cargo flights, with a focus on the exportation needs of perishable products—such as fish, shrimp, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The airline also offers a couriership service of mail, documents and other packages.
Today, Transcarga also outsources its services to larger cargo companies, such as DHL, Federal Express (FedEx), UPS, and many others.
The Transcarga fleet consists of the following aircraft:
1 x Airbus A300B4F
4 x Embraer EMB 120FC
8 x Piper PA-31 Navajo
The airline operates unscheduled cargo services, and currently flies on an ad-hoc basis to Miami and Houston from its hub at Simon Bolivar International Airport.
Simón Bolívar International Airport is an international airport. The airport is located in Maiquetía, Vargas, in Venezuela, which is about 13 miles from downtown Caracas, the capital of the country. The airport handles flights to destinations in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
The airport is also referred to as Maiquetía, especially by locals.
Maiquetía is a hub for Conviasa, LASER Airlines, Solar Cargo and Transcarga.
Are you looking for a passenger carrier that flies to Simón Bolívar International Airport?
The following airlines offer scheduled flights for passengers from international destinations: Air Europa, Air France, Albatros Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Iberia, Mahan Air, and Turkish Airlines.
The following airlines offer passenger flights to Simon Bolivar International Airport:
Transcarga International Airways (T7, Caracas Simón Bolivar) is hoping to resume cargo flights between Venezuela and the United States using a third-country stopover.
Last month, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) banned all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the troubled South American state (Venezuela) and the United State...citing safety and security risks associated with serving Venezuela.
However, in an application for exemption to the DOT filed June 5, Transcarga said it planned to initially operate 3x weekly cargo charter flights from Caracas Simón Bolivar to Miami Int'l using either of Panamá City Tocumen Int'l (where it had once planned to establish its now abandoned Transcarga Panama project), Santo Domingo Las Américas, or Bogotá as a technical stop for both inbound and outbound flights to the US.