CAL adds new Americas flights and looks for further expansion
08 / 09 / 2016
All-cargo airline CAL Cargo Airlines has announced that from September 15 it will begin to offer flights to San Juan in Puerto Rico and is hoping to add more flights to the Americas in the future.
The call in San Juan is in addition to stops in Tel Aviv, Liege and JFK. On the return the service goes from San Juan to Rome and Liege before heading back to Tel Aviv.
There are trucking connections to all European and US destinations.
The Israeli-owned airline told Air Cargo News in June that it was considering adding new flights to the Americas, shortly after taking delivery of its third aircraft; a Boeing 747-400 freighter.
"We’re thrilled to open the flights to San Juan,” said Offer Gilboa, chairman and chief executive of the CAL Group. “We recently added a third B747-400 freighter to our fleet, and now with San Juan we are continuing our momentum to expand our network throughout the Americas”.
Gilboa said that pharma was its biggest product and that it had identified San Juan as a hub for this type of shipment.
"Given our equipment, team and experience, CAL is uniquely positioned to support the needs of the local catchment area," he added.