CAL Cargo to double its presence in Oslo to provide more seafood capacity

CAL Cargo Airlines will add a second weekly rotation from Oslo Airport to Tel Aviv  from tomorrow (1 March) providing further air freight capacity for Norwegian seafood.

The new departure will be on Fridays, adding 3,500 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo airport to Israel annually, to an estimated export value of over 200 million NOK (US$23 million).

Avinor director of cargo, Martin Langaas says: “We are very pleased that CAL has decided to increase their capacity from the largest freighter HUB in Northern Europe. Israel is a significant importer of fresh Norwegian seafood, such as salmon, which requires short shelf life.

“It’s therefore essential that we can facilitate fast and efficient delivery from Norway to Israel in collaboration with CAL.”

CAL is part of Challenge Group, which specialises in unique, complex, time and temperature sensitive cargo requirements.

CAL chairman, Offer Gilboa says: “CAL is pleased to launch the second weekly flight to OSL and we are looking forward to offer even better connectivity to Israel with our new Friday departure from Norway. This will strengthen the existing relationship with the seafood industry.”

CAL’s main hub, located in Liege, (Belgium), provides immediate accessibility to all of Europe. CAL services include scheduled routes to JFK, ATL, MEX, TLV and LCA as well as ad-hoc and charter missions.