CAL Cargo Air Lines

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CAL Cargo Airlines
Founded 1976
Hubs Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv
Focus cities Liège Airport, Belgium
Fleet size 2
Destinations 5
Headquarters Ben Gurion International Airport

CAL Cargo Air Lines Ltd. (Hebrew: ק.א.ל. קווי אוויר למטען‎) is a cargo airline with its corporate headquarters in the Airport City development of Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.[1] The airline operates scheduled cargo flights carrying perishable goods and general cargo to Europe and the rest of the world. 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 exports of fresh agricultural produce and industrial materials, and imports of heavy machinery, automobiles, sensitive and livestock.[2]


CAL was established in June 1976, starting charter operations on 2 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 eary 1999.

Today, the airline remains in full ownership by Israel's Organisation of Agricultural Co-operatives[3] and carrying over 100,000 tons of cargo to and from Israel annually. This includes the export of fresh agricultural produce and industrial materials and the imports of heavy machinery, automobiles, industrial and scientific equipment.


CAL Cargo Air Lines operates freight services to the following scheduled destinations (as of December 2012):

United States


The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2012):[4]


  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. 2007-04-03. p. 60. 
  4. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 17\10\12. p. 38. 

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