ASL Airlines Hungary

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ASL Airlines Hungary
IATA ICAO Callsign
- FAH BLUE STRIP
Founded 1990
Hubs Budapest Ferihegy International Airport
Fleet size 5
Parent company ASL Aviation Group
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Website aslairlines.ch

ASL Airlines Hungary Kft, formerly Farnair Hungary, is an airline based on the property of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary.[1] It operates scheduled express cargo services, ad hoc charter services and relief missions. Its main base is Budapest Ferihegy International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1990. It was founded as NAWA Air Transport, the first privately owned airline in Hungary after World War II. In 1993 it was acquired by Farner Air Transport and was renamed Farner Air Transport Hungary. It became Farnair Hungary in 1997. It is wholly owned by Farnair Switzerland.[2]

On 4 June 2015, ASL Aviation Group, the parent company of Farnair Hungary, announced that Farnair Hungary will be rebranded as ASL Airlines Hungary.[3]

Fleet[edit]

The ASL Airlines Hungary fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[4]

ASL Airlines Hungary Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400F 5
Total 5

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 27 January 2005, a Farnair Hungary Let L-410 aircraft was carrying out a non-directional beacon let-down with radar assistance at Iași Airport, Romania, but when the crew notified air traffic control of their position over the airport beacon and their intention to turn right outbound, they were seen to turn left. Then the aircraft spiralled down to crash on the airfield. The two crew members on board were killed. There was light snow at the time.[5]
  • On 5 August 2016, an ASL Airlines Hungary Boeing 737-476(SF), registered as HA-FAX, overshot runway 28 when landing at Il Caravaggio International Airport in Bergamo and came to a stop on the highway, 300 metres from the runway end. There were no injuries, but some cars were destroyed and the plane sustained substantial damage as a result of the incident.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Offices." Farnair Europe. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "H-1185 Budapest Liszt Ferenc ROK 17. Hungary"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 81. 
  3. ^ "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. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 16. 
  5. ^ Flight International July 2005
  6. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160805-0

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