Tonnes of Nova Scotia seafood has been shipped overseas again from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HIAA) by CAL Cargo Airlines.
CAL Cargo Airlines now operates cargo flights to Liege Airport using a Boeing 747-400 Freighter with connecting service to Hong Kong and Shanghai in China.
The carrier’s chief executive officer, Eyal Zagagi says: “We’re thrilled to open the flights from Halifax. It was only three months ago that we announced round-trip service from Atlanta, Georgia (US), and now with Halifax we have significantly strengthened our foothold and expanded our network in North America.
“We look forward to continuing this momentum and further increasing our presence throughout the new year.”
HIAA president and chief executive officer, Joyce Carter explains: “We welcome CAL Cargo Airlines to our airport community. Not only does this new service support our seafood industry, it provides positive impact on our provincial economy and signals continued growth of air cargo at Halifax Stanfield as we play our role in working toward Nova Scotia’s goal of doubling our exports.”
During December, lobster will be sent to all parts of the world through the connections provided by Halifax Stanfield.
In addition to CAL Cargo Airlines, several carriers will be transporting seafood this season from the gateway including Air Canada, CargoJet, FedEx, UPS and Korean Air Cargo.
Korean Air Cargo and CAL Cargo Airlines will offer the largest shipments of lobster as the Boeing 777s carry between 80-90 tonnes of lobster and the 747s carry upwards of 110 tonnes.