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 hubs at Liège Airport (Belgium) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. 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.
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 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.
The CAL Cargo Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2008) :