CAL Cargo Air Lines

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CAL Cargo Airlines
CAL Cargo Airlines logo
IATA
5C
ICAO
ICL
Callsign
CAL
Founded 1976
Hubs Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv and Liège Airport, Belgium
Fleet size 2
Destinations 5
Company slogan Challenge accepted.
Headquarters Ben Gurion International Airport
Israel
Website www.cal-cargo.com

CAL Cargo Airlines Ltd. (Hebrew: ק.א.ל. קווי אוויר למטען‎) is an all cargo airline with its corporate headquarters in the Airport City development of Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.[1] The airline operates daily scheduled cargo flights and charter services carrying nonstandard goods and general cargo internationally. Its main base is Ben Gurion Airport, serving Tel Aviv, and it has a hub at Liège Airport (Belgium). The airline carries approximately 100,000 tons of cargo annually including all categories of nonstandard cargo: temperature controlled pharmaceutical and healthcare products, live animals, dangerous goods, oversize and overweight cargo, fresh perishable products and valuable goods including fine art.[2]

History[edit]

CAL was established in June 1976, starting charter operations in November of that year. Originally, the airline leased aircraft from El Al as required, however, on 1 December 1999, it began operating scheduled services using its own aircraft following receipt of Israeli government licences issued in early 1999.

In 1997, CAL purchased LACHS cargo terminal in Belgium (Liege Airport Cargo Handling Services) which it is still fully owned and operated by CAL, and caters to CAL's specialty in nonstandard cargo. In 2010, CAL was purchased privately by Offer Gilboa and expanded its flight operations to include daily flights to and from JFK/TLV.

Today, the airline carries over 100,000 tons of cargo annually including all categories of nonstandard cargo: temperature controlled pharmaceutical and healthcare products, live animals, dangerous goods, oversize and overweight cargo, fresh perishable products and valuable goods including fine art.

Destinations[edit]

CAL Cargo Air Lines operates freight services to the following scheduled destinations (as of September 2014):

Belgium

United States

Israel
Canada
Cyprus

Fleet[edit]

The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircrafts (as of September 2014):[3]

2 Boeing 747-400F/ERF original freighters

CAL 747-400F/ERF Original Freighter Bravo
CAL Branded Freighter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Information." CAL Cargo Air Lines. Retrieved on 1 January 2012. "Contact Information Headquarters C.A.L. Cargo Airlines 1 Hayarden Street, Airport City P.O.B. 271 Ben Gurion Airport 70100, Israel"
  2. ^ CAL - Cargo Air lines - Company Profile
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 17\10\12. p. 38.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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