CargoLogicAir adds Tel Aviv to scheduled freighter network

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British freighter carrier CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding Tel Aviv in Israel to its growing network of scheduled freighter operations – the third route it has launched this year.

Starting on 10 November 2017, the London Stansted Airport based carrier will operate a weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter service to Tel Aviv via Frankfurt.

The flight will depart Frankfurt for Tel Aviv on Friday evening before returning to Frankfurt on Saturday morning. In December, the outbound service ex Europe will switch from Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

CLA has appointed Rom Top Aviation as its general sales agency partner in Tel Aviv and chief executive officer, Dmitry Grishin says: “Our customers have indicated a high level of demand for a 747 freighter service connecting the heart of Europe and Tel Aviv and we are able to meet their requirements with a route that also gives direct connectivity into our growing global network.

“We expect to carry a diverse range of cargoes on this route, including regular shipments of pharmaceuticals, hi-tech products, aerospace components and perishables.”

CLA launched its first scheduled cargo route in August with twice-weekly 747-400F flights from Stansted to Mexico City International Airport via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The routing of this service also incorporates stops in Houston, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi, enabling the airline to provide a wider choice of Europe-Mexico, Europe-Middle East and US  – Middle East connections. Last month, CLA also commenced a weekly route connecting London with Frankfurt, Dubai and Hong Kong.

By utilising its network to connect with global partners, CLA is also able to offer cargo deliveries to Moscow, Chicago and to points across Asia, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Tokyo.

Last week, CLA announced that Etihad Cargo head of cargo, David Kerr will joining as CEO in January.