CAL Cargo Air Lines
|Company slogan||Challenge accepted.|
|Headquarters||Ben Gurion International Airport|
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. 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.
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.
CAL Cargo Air Lines operates freight services to the following scheduled destinations (as of December 2018). Service is also available between Tel Aviv and Vienna International Airport via a codeshare with ASL Airlines Belgium. Additionally, CAL Cargo Air Lines supplements ASL's own services across the North Atlantic.
- United States
The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2018):
|Aircraft||Total||Year Introduced||Year Retired||Replacement||Notes/Refs|
|Boeing 747-100F||1||1993||1993||747-128F Operated under registartion N3203Y|
|Boeing 747-200F||4||1999||2017||Boeing 747-400F||One aircraft was written off in a landing accident in Liège Airport|
- "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"
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