CAL Cargo Airlines announced it has initiated two independent weekly cargo flights to Larnaca (LCA), effectively replacing the cargo division of Cyprus Airways.
The announcement came during CAL's Global GSA Conference taking place in Belgium.
For the past four years, CAL has serviced the Cyprus market as an arm of Cyprus Airways. However, Cyprus Airways recent announcement of voluntary liquidation and end of operation provided CAL with a unique opportunity to service the market autonomously.
The new schedule is fully operational, and CAL has already run two flights with its 747-400 F aircraft from LGG to LCA and continuing to TLV. With the support of CALs GSA network in Cyprus and Greece, the change was managed seamlessly for the benefit of the Cyprus market.
Customers were unaffected and continued to receive service at the level they expect. "Cyprus is a key market for us," said Eyal Zagagi, CEO of CAL Cargo Airlines. "We feel accountable to our customers in that region, and made a big effort to ensure a smooth transition. Our corporate slogan is "Challenge Accepted" and we take that literally. We accept this challenge and have commenced independent operations. The market is responding well and is supporting our flights into LCA."