ASL Airlines Hungary
|Hubs||Budapest Ferihegy International Airport|
|Parent company||ASL Aviation Group|
ASL Airlines Hungary Kft, formerly Farnair Hungary, was an airline based on the property of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest, Hungary. It operated scheduled express cargo services, ad hoc charter services and relief missions. The airline ran a fleet of Boeing B737-400SF midrange freighter aircraft serving customers in the express parcel, mail and online trading sectors. Its main base was Budapest Ferihegy International Airport.
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.
ASL Airlines Hungary is part of the global Aviation Services Group ASL Aviation Holdings, based in Dublin, Ireland. The group consists of several companies, amongst them 8 airlines, maintenance facilities and several leasing companies.
The airline offers more than 120 flights per week on its European network, that spreads from Scandinavia to Romania, Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
On 4 June 2015, ASL Aviation Group, the parent company of Farnair Hungary, announced that Farnair Hungary will be rebranded as ASL Airlines Hungary.
In 2021, without any further notice, the Hungarian brand of the airline was abolished, and its fleet was integrated into ASL Airlines Ireland.
The ASL Airlines Hungary fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 2022):
|Boeing 737-400F||0||—||All of ASL Airlines Hungary's
aircraft were reregistered in Ireland.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- On 5 August 2016, ASL Airlines Hungary Flight 7332, a 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.
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- ^ "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.
- ^ "ASL Airlines Hungary Fleet Details and History".
- ^ Flight International July 2005
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