ASL Airlines Switzerland

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ASL Airlines Switzerland AG
ASLS logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- FAT FARNER
Founded 1984
Hubs EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Secondary hubs Cologne Bonn Airport
Fleet size 13
Company slogan Committed to Quality
Parent company ASL Aviation Group
Headquarters Allschwil, Basel-Landschaft
Website aslairlines.ch

ASL Airlines Switzerland AG is a Swiss airline. It operates regular express parcel services from Switzerland and Germany to the main hubs in Europe. It also specialises in operations for humanitarian organisations, the oil industry and other special operations. Its main base is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.[1] Its head office is in the Villa Guggenheim in Allschwil, Basel-Landschaft.

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1984.[citation needed] It was part of the FARNAIR Group, which comprises four airlines, FARNAIR Switzerland and FARNAIR Hungary, Quikjet India and a share of 45% in K-Mile Air Company Ltd. plus FARNAIR Handling and FARNAIR Training operating under the widely recognised "FARNAIR Europe" trademark. FARNAIR's main freighter activities include operating European network feeder services for the integrator and third party logistics industries and ad-hoc charters for manufacturers and freight forwarders where immediate launch is required. The main passenger activities include supplying aircraft to governmental and relief agencies, ACMI services for regional airlines and ad-hoc flights for the events industry with an ATR72, 46 seats turboprop aircraft. In December 2014 the FARNAIR Group was acquired by Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group.

On 4 June 2015, ASL Aviation Group announced that Farnair Switzerland will be rebranded as ASL Airlines Switzerland.[2]

Corporate affairs[edit]

The head office is located in the Villa Guggenheim in Allschwil, Basel-Landschaft.[3] The head office moved to its current location, in proximity to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, on 1 October 2011.[4] The airline's head office used to be on the Swiss side of EuroAirport Basel.[5]

Fleet[edit]

The ASL Airlines Switzerland fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

ASL Airlines Switzerland Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-300 1
ATR 72-200F 11
ATR 72-500F 1
Total 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 81. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "How to find us." (Archive) Farnair Switzerland. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "Baslerstrasse 101, 4123 Allschwil"
  4. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Farnair Switzerland. Retrieved on 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Contacts." Farnair Europe. Retrieved on 8 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Farnair Switzerland at Wikimedia Commons