CargoLogicAir, Ltd. (CLA) is a British all-cargo airline with its headquarters in the London Stansted Airport. 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. 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 by April 2018.
The airline was established on 3 March 2015 and received its first aircraft, a Boeing 747-400F from Aircastle in October 2015. 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. 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. This route is no longer operated by CLA.
CLA took hold of its second aircraft and first Boeing 747-8F at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. 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. 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 before April 2018.
747-8F - G-CLAB
747-400ERF - G-CLBA
747-400FSCD - G-CLAA