The flight, a 747 with a full payload of industrial goods and perishable items, represents growth for the company and is a manifestation of the company's 2014 strategy, focusing on North America.
This was the first 747 aircraft to land on Greater Moncton International Airport's newly expanded runway. Carrying temperature sensitive products, 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.
Eyal Zagagi, C.A.L. Group CEO said that "C.A.L. is a global player in temperature controlled air freight and this is an exciting new opportunity for us." He added, "Our range of products includes a superior product for temperature controlled transportation, applying special techniques to maintain temperature ranges".
Rob Robichaud, CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport noted that "We’re very proud to announce our new partnership with C.A.L. Cargo Air Lines. This new service represents this region’s prosperity as the Air Cargo Logistics Centre of Excellence for Atlantic Canada. With the extended runway 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".