LATAM Cargo Brasil
LATAM Cargo logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedJune 2, 1995
AOC #41 - April 22, 2015[1]
HubsViracopos International Airport
Fleet size3
Parent companyLATAM Airlines Group
HeadquartersCampinas, Brazil
Key peopleNorberto M. Jochmann (President)

ABSA Aerolinhas Brasileiras S/A d/b/a LATAM Cargo Brasil (formerly TAM Cargo) is a cargo airline based in Campinas, Brazil. It operates scheduled services within Latin America and between Brazil and the United States as well as charter services. Its main base is Viracopos International Airport.[2]

It is a sister company of LATAM Cargo Chile and LATAM Cargo Colombia.


The airline was established and started operations on June 2, 1995 as Brasil Transair - Transportes Charter Turismo.

In November 2001, LAN Airlines acquired a majority stake of the company, which was then renamed ABSA Cargo and integrated into the LAN Chile Group. ABSA Cargo put its first Boeing 767-300F into service in January 2002. It is owned by LAN Airlines (74%), Jochmann (13%) and TADEF (13%) and had 285 employees as of March 2007.[2]

On August 1, 2012, ABSA began trading as TAM Cargo after the absorption of TAM Linhas Aéreas by its parent LAN to form the LATAM Airlines Group. In May 2016, it has been rebranded to the current LATAM Cargo Brasil in line with LATAM Cargo Chile, the former LAN Cargo.


A former ABSA Cargo Boeing 767-300F at José María Córdova International Airport in 2011

LATAM Cargo Brasil serves the following:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Tucumán Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport Seasonal
 Brazil Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte International Airport
Brasília Brasília International Airport
Cabo Frio Cabo Frio International Airport
Campinas Viracopos International Airport Hub
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport
Recife Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport [3][4]
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport
Salvador Salvador International Airport
São Paulo São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport [3]
Vitória Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport
 Colombia Medellín José María Córdova International Airport
 Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport
 Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
 Ecuador Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
 Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
 Mexico Mexico City Mexico City International Airport [4]
 Paraguay Asunción Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
 Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
 United States Miami Miami International Airport


Current fleet

A LATAM Cargo Brasil Boeing 767-300F in former TAM Cargo livery
A LATAM Cargo Brasil Boeing 767-300F in former TAM Cargo livery

The LATAM Cargo Brasil fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[5][6]

LATAM Cargo Brasil fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Notes
Boeing 767-300F 3
Total 3

Former fleet

As ABSA Cargo, they previously operated the following aircraft:[7]

LATAM Cargo Brasil former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Douglas DC-8-61F 1 2001 2002
Douglas DC-8-71F 1 1996 2000

See also



  1. ^ "Empresas Aéreas - Consulta". ANAC (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 44.
  3. ^ a b Carlos Ferreira. "Latam Cargo aumenta em 40% a capacidade de carga na rota entre Recife e Guarulhos". Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Roger Hailey. "LATAM Cargo launches Mexico-Brazil route". Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 7.
  6. ^ "LATAM Cargo Brasil Fleet Details and History". Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "ABSA Cargo Fleet Details and History". Retrieved November 4, 2020.


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