CAL Cargo Air Lines

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CAL Cargo Airlines
ק.א.ל. קווי אוויר למטען
Logo 5 With Slogan.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
5C ICL CAL
Founded 1976
Hubs
Fleet size 3
Destinations 6
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.

Destinations[edit]

CAL Cargo Air Lines operates freight services to the following scheduled destinations (as of September 2016):

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.

Fleet[edit]

CAL 747-400ERF 4X-ICA (ex-Jade Cargo International, in Jade Cargo basic livery) on short final to Ben Gurion Airport. This aircraft has since been repainted with no livery.

The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2016):[3]

CAL Cargo Air Lines Fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
Boeing 747-400BCF
1
0
Boeing 747-400ERF
1
0
Boeing 747-400F
1
0
Total 3 0

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 October 2012. p. 38. 

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