Air freight company doubles number of departures between Norway and Israel: “This will strengthen the existing relationship with the seafood industry”

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On the 1st of March, the Israeli freight company CAL Cargo Airlines started doing two twice-weekly departures from Oslo to Tel Aviv.

This represents a capacity increase of 3,500 tonnes of seafood from Oslo Airport annually to Israel, at an estimated value of around EUR 20.5 million.

“We are very pleased that CAL has decided to increase capacity from the largest airframe hub in Northern Europe. Israel is a significant importer of fresh Norwegian seafood, such as salmon, which has a short shelf life. It is therefore essential that we can facilitate rapid and efficient delivery from Norway to Israel in cooperation with CAL,” wrote Avinor’s director of traffic development and air freight Martin Langås in a press release.

“CAL is happy to start the second weekly flight to Oslo and look forward to offering an even better connection to Israel with our new Friday departure from Norway. This will strengthen the existing relationship with the seafood industry,” said CEO CAL, Offer Gilboa.

CAL Cargo Airlines started the first route between Oslo and Tel Aviv in May 2017.