In 1993 VARIG started an air freight company under the name VARIG CARGO . Even before VARIG collapsed, VarigLog was founded in October 2000 by the Ruben Berta Foundation as an independent company within the Varig Group. VarigLog initially started its activities with more than a thousand employees and a fleet consisting of four B727-100F cargo aircraft as well as four B727-200F and three DC-10-30F . The company had a worldwide network of sales and distribution centers with hubs in São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro , Manaus , Porto Alegre , Frankfurt , Miami and New York .
In 2005, the company received its first MD-11F , the first cargo model of its kind in South America.
In 2006 the VARIG financial crisis began, which meant that on July 20, 2006 the Brazilian consortium Volo do Brasil bought the debt-free part of VARIG - VRG Linhas Aéreas - for $ 48.2 million at auction. VarigLog subsequently received new investments and a Boeing 757-200F . In 2007 VRG Linhas Aéreas was sold to the Brazilian low-cost airline Gol , the name VRG Linhas Aéreas disappeared.
The airline ceased operations in February 2012.
Most recently, the VarigLog fleet consisted of two cargo planes:
- Original Online ( Memento from November 25, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (pt)
- Varig vende a Varig Log à Volo por US $ 48.2 milhões ( Memento from July 24, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) Bahia Negocios Online, accessed February 3, 2006 (pt)
- CH Aviation VarigLog ( Memento from December 12, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) accessed February 26, 2012