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CargoLogicAir, Ltd. (CLA) is a British cargo airline with its headquarters in the London Heathrow Airport.[3] After Global Supply Systems' contract with British Airways World Cargo was terminated in January 2014, CLA effectively became the only British all-cargo airline and absorbed some of the Global Supply Systems staff. It received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority in December 2015 and commenced operations soon after. As an independent, privately owned airline, the fleet is overseen by its own management and executive teams.The company is currently pursuing interline agreements with other airlines to increase the services and destinations available to its customers.[4] The airline's fleet of three Boeing aircraft operates scheduled and chartered services on routes between the UK, Asia, Africa and Americas. CLA is on track to increase its fleet to five aircraft.[5]

CargoLogicAir
CargoLogicAir logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
P3 CLU FIREBIRD
Founded3 March 2015
Fleet size4
Parent companyPrivately owned
HeadquartersLondon Heathrow Airport, UK[1]
Key peopleDavid Kerr, CEO Stephen Harvey, CCO[2]
Websitewww.cargologicair.com

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HistoryEdit

 
G-CLAA, Cargologic's first airplane

The airline was established on 3 March 2015 and received its first aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F from Aircastle in October 2015.[6] Chapman Freeborn Italia became CLA's first charter service customer after contracting them out in February 2016 to deliver 113 tonnes of automotive parts to Bari, Italy.[7] CLA initiated its first scheduled services with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) through an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) wet lease. The service flew from the United Kingdom to Africa twice per week, beginning 14 February 2016.[8] This route is no longer operated by CLA.[9]

CLA took hold of its second aircraft and first Boeing 747-8F at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.[10] With advanced temperature controlled zones, this aircraft was used to transport over 100 tonnes of fresh flowers from Bogotá, Colombia to the London Stansted Airport for Mother's Day in 2017.[11] Within 18 months of starting operations the airline received its second Boeing 747-400F from AerCap in April 2017. Becoming the third in the fleet, this aircraft supports the increasing demand for charter services by its ACMI wet lease with AirBridgeCargo. This acquisition puts CLA on track for reaching its goal of having a fleet of five aircraft.[12]

DestinationsEdit

The airline launched its first scheduled operation on 19 August 2017 with twice-weekly services from London Stansted Airport to Mexico City via Atlanta.[13]

FleetEdit

 
CargoLogicAir Boeing 747-8F

The CargoLogicAir fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of October 2018):[14]

CargoLogicAir Fleet
Aircraft In Service Registration Delivered
Boeing 747-400FSCD 1 G-CLAA October 2015
Boeing 747-400ERF 2 G-CLBA
G-CLAE
April 2017
October 2018
Boeing 747-8F 1 G-CLAB July 2016
Total 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CargoLogicAir, The Great British Cargo Airline".
  2. ^ "Contact CargoLogicAir".
  3. ^ "CargoLogicAir".
  4. ^ "CargoLogicAir: Our Services".
  5. ^ "CargoLogicAir Takes Deliver of Third Boeing 747 Freighter".
  6. ^ "CargoLogicAir unveils first Boeing 747-400 freighter".
  7. ^ "CargoLogicAir Operates Charters".
  8. ^ "AirBridgeCargo Starts African Services".
  9. ^ AirBridgeCargo Pivots Away From Africa
  10. ^ "CargoLogicAir Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8 Freighter".
  11. ^ "CargoLogicAir Says it With Flowers".
  12. ^ "CargoLogicAir Welcomes Third 747".
  13. ^ "CargoLogicAir". Airliner World (October 2017): 7. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  14. ^ Cargologicair Fleet Details and History

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