ASL Airlines France

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ASL Airlines France
ASL Airlines France logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
5O[1] FPO FRENCH POST
Founded1991
HubsCharles de Gaulle Airport
Fleet size19
Parent companyASL Aviation Group
HeadquartersTremblay-en-France, France
Websiteaslairlines.fr/

ASL Airlines France, (ASLI) formerly Europe Airpost, is an airline based in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and operates out of major French airports.[2] The airline operates both cargo and passenger flights with a fleet of B738 aircraft including the B737-300QC, the B737-700 passenger aircraft and both the B737-400F and -800BCF. ASLF operates freighter services on behalf of express freight integrators, including FedEx Express, and has been an operator of overnight postal flights for La Poste. The airline also operates charter cargo flights.

The airline provides scheduled passenger services from domestic French airports to points in North Africa including Algeria. The airline also operates transatlantic passenger services, on behalf of Air Saint-Pierre to the French overseas territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Additionally, ASL Airlines France operates charter passenger flights throughout Europe for leading European tour operators and brokers.[3]

ASL Aviation Holdings DAC,[4] the parent company of ASL Airlines Ireland, is headquartered in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland.[5]

History[edit]

The airline's roots can be traced to the "Companie générale aéropostale" in 1927 that pioneered mail delivery between Europe, Africa and South America with famous pilots like Jean Mermoz and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The company was dissolved in 1932 and was then merged with others to form Air France.

The company was a subsidiary of Air France from 1947 to 1991, operating as Société d'Exploitation Aéropostale (SEA). It took on the name Europe Airpost in 2000 when it started services on its own for the French national postal service (La Poste). On March 14, 2008, ASL Aviation Holdings DAC officially acquired the airline.[6] The aircraft kept the former livery and call sign. The company had 400 employees as of March 2007.[7]

On 4 June 2015, ASL Aviation Holdings DAC, the parent company of Europe Airpost, announced that Europe Airpost would be rebranded as ASL Airlines France.[8]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

ASL Airlines France Boeing 737-700

The ASL Airlines France fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[9]

ASL Airlines France fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-300QC 3 147
Boeing 737-700 5 148
1 Currently leased to Air Transat
Boeing 737-800 2
ASL Airlines France Cargo fleet
Boeing 737-300F 2 Cargo
Boeing 737-400F 6 Cargo
Total 19


In June 2021, ASL Aviation Holdings announced an order with Boeing for up to 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft - 10 firm orders and 10 options at the Paris Air Show.[10] This was extended to an additional 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) in March 2022.[11]  ASL's order, including options brings the number of 737-800BCF to 40 aircraft. Eleven aircraft operate for ASL Airlines Belgium,[12] ASL Airlines France,[13] ASL Airlines Ireland[14] and ASL joint venture, K-Mile Asia.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ "ASL Airlines France – ASL". Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  3. ^ ASL Airlines France https://www.aslairlines.fr/en/about-us/our-activities/. Retrieved 2022-07-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "ASL – Aviation". Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  5. ^ "Contact – ASL". Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  6. ^ "Europe Airpost, compagnie membre du Groupe ASL Aviation, signe avec Dublin Aerospace". ASL Airlines France. 2012-07-03. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  7. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 79.
  8. ^ "Ireland based ASL Aviation Group is to launch a new European airline brand, ASL Airlines, as part of its strategy for continued growth in passenger and cargo operations". ASL Aviation Group. 4 June 2015. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 14.
  10. ^ "ASL Aviation Holdings Confirms It Will Exercise Options for 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters – ASL". Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  11. ^ "ASL Aviation Holdings Confirms Up To 20 More Boeing 737-800BCF Aircraft – ASL". Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  12. ^ "Welcome to the new addition in the ASLB fleet: OE-IWB (B737-800BCF)". www.aslairlines.be. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  13. ^ "First ASL Airlines B737-800BCF Enters Service In France". AVIATOR. 2020-12-10. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  14. ^ "ASL prepares for Amazon 737 operations | Cargo Facts". 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  15. ^ "AirAsia's Teleport serves e-commerce demand with own-controlled 737 freighter | Air Cargo World". 2021-11-03. Retrieved 2022-07-25.

External links[edit]

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