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July 15, 2019 4:00 PM, EDT

Houston Airport Continues Cargo Growth With Service From CAL Cargo Airlines

George Bush Intercontinental AirportGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport by David J. Phillip/AP

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Bush Intercontinental Airport, moving a record 500,000 tons of cargo last year, is continuing its growth with new service from CAL Cargo Airlines.

CAL Cargo Airlines began service to Houston on July 15, citing the region’s focus on oil and gas, auto parts and medical equipment.

“The addition of CAL Cargo Airlines’ new scheduled service is yet another step fostering future growth in cargo operations at Bush Airport,” Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz said in a news release. “Houston Airports remains committed to developing and improving connectivity, and new scheduled service offerings such as CAL Cargo Airlines help expand available options to diverse regions.”

CAL Cargo Airlines is part of the Challenge Group, which operates four B747-400 freighters and specializes in unique and complex shipments, including time- and temperature-sensitive cargo such as pharmaceutical and health care products, live animals, dangerous goods and perishables.

The Challenge Group services include global scheduled routes as well as ad hoc and charter missions.

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