April 13, 2014: C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines, provider of top-quality professional worldwide air cargo services announced today the first flight from Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), Canada to Liege, Belgium. The flight, a 747 with a full payload of seafood and industrial goods represents growth for the company and is a manifestation of the company's 2014 strategy, focusing on North America.
Originating at JFK, this is the first 747 aircraft to land on Greater Moncton International Airport's newly expanded runway. Carrying lobster and seafood, C.A.L. leveraged their temperature controlled and time sensitive product – CAL Cool. The flight, containing a full payload then flew to Liege Airport, Belgium, where it was handled by CAL's wholly owned ground handling agent, LACHS.
"C.A.L. is a global player in temperature controlled air freight and this is an exciting new opportunity for us," said Eyal Zagagi, C.A.L. Group CEO. "Our range of products includes a superior product for temperature controlled transportation, applying special techniques to maintain temperature ranges".
"We're very proud to announce our new partnership with C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines today. This new service represents this region's prosperity as the Air Cargo Logistics Centre of Excellence for Atlantic Canada. With the extended runway to 10,000 feet and developing an air cargo village/complex is the catalyst to drive the air cargo component within the supply chain. Being a trans-shipment airport for cargo represents a great opportunity for exporters from the region to access European and Asian markets for time sensitive goods. Our airport is the gateway portal for importers to reach the North American market cost effectively", said Rob Robichaud, CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport.
Established in 1976, the C.A.L. Group proudly maintains three areas of expertise: (1) C.A.L. Cargo Airlines- an all-cargo airline; (2) LACHS - Ground handling services in Liege cargo airport; (3) Trucking services throughout Europe and USA. C.A.L. Group specializes in unique cargo requirements such as temperature controlled environments (CAL Cool), live animals (CAL Live Animals), non-standard (CAL non- Standard) shipments and dangerous goods (CAL DG).
Our main hub, located in Liege, (Belgium), provides immediate accessibility to all of Europe. Our services include scheduled routes as well as ad-hoc and charter missions. C.A.L. is a privately owned group with offices around the world and a strong network of GSA's.