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CAL Cargo Airlines
IATA
5C
ICAO
ICL
Callsign
CAL
Founded 1976
Hubs Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv
Focus cities Liège airport, Belgium
Fleet size 2
Destinations 5
Headquarters Israel Jerusalem, Israel
Key people
Website www.cal.co.il

CAL Cargo Air Lines is a cargo airline based in Tel Aviv, Israel which operates scheduled cargo flights carrying perishable goods and general cargo to Europe and the rest of the world. Its main base is Ben Gurion International Airport, 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.[1]

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History

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[2] 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 machinary, automobiles, industrial and scientific equipment.

Destinations

CAL Cargo Air Lines operates freight services to the following scheduled destinations (2009):

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Europe

North America

Fleet

The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2008)[3] :

External links

References

  1. ^ CAL - Cargo Air lines - Company Profile
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 60. 2007-04-03.  
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 38. 2008-04-15.  

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