CAL begins expansion through Liege with new US route
24 / 09 / 2015
CAL Cargo Airlines has begun its expansion from its Liege hub with the creation of a new round-trip service to the US.
The new service will launch on September 25 using the airline’s nose loading Boeing 747-400s and includes two weekly rotations between Atlanta and Liege.
The airline already provided services to Atlanta as an offline station through its JFK operation.
CAL Group chief executive Eyal Zagagi said: “We found that the Atlanta catchment area has great potential for us, so to improve the service we offer to this market we are adding Atlanta as an additional online station.
“This is another step in our growth strategy, strengthening our US network and foothold and we look forward to increasing our presence throughout the year.
“[Our] fleet of 747-400 with nose door and team of specialty experts in DG, Pharma, live animals and oversize/overweight goods combine to answer the unique needs of the Atlanta catchment area.”
In July, CAL Group announced the appointment of Yossi Shoukroun as its new chief operating officer.
The role sees him take responsibility for the ground operations of both CAL Cargo Airlines and LACHS ground handling services in Liege as it looks to expand services from the Belgian hub.
At the time of the announcement, Zagagi said: "We are focusing on adding new routes, with Liege at the centre of this activity.
"Bringing on a global operations manager in Liege will help us establish the infrastructure necessary to support this strategy."