Category Archives: ASL Airlines (France)

ASL Airlines France sets up 7 flights a week to Algiers from Paris, Lyon and Lille

ASL Airlines France has made this announcement:

ASL Airlines France has announced the resumption of its commercial flights to Algeria, following the authorization given by the Algerian authorities to strengthen air routes from France.

From September 9, 2021, ASL Airlines France will operate a regular service to Algiers from Paris 5 times a week and from Lyon and Lille once a week.


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • departure from Paris-CDG at 08:00 – arrival in Algiers at 09:20
  • departure from Algiers at 10:20 am – arrival in Paris-CDG at 1:40 pm



  • departure from Lyon at 08:00 – arrival in Algiers at 8:50
  • departure from Algiers at 16:50 – arrival in Lyon at 19:40

LILLE – ALGIERS (from October 7)


  • departure from Lille at 14:20 – arrival in Algiers at 15:50
  • departure from Algiers at 09:50 – arrival in Lille at 13:20

In addition to this program, ASL Airlines France will continue its return flights from Algeria to France, from Algiers, Bejaia and Annaba to Paris, and from Algiers to Lyon.

 “Throughout the duration of the travel restrictions related to the pandemic, ASL Airlines France has maintained a strong link with Algeria; since May 2020 we have provided special return flights from Algeria to France. With the opening of flight authorizations between the two countries, we are very happy to be able to expand our offer and to start offering commercial flights again, including from Lyon and Lille. We hope to soon be able to set up our entire program to give back to our loyal customers all the travel solutions between the capitals and regions of the two countries that they have been waiting for a year and a half! “ said Éric Vincent, Sales and Program Director of ASL Airlines France.

ASL Aviation Holdings to exercise options for 10 additional Boeing 737-800 converted freighters

ASL Aviation Holdings has decided to exercise 10 options for additional Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.

The first (F-HIQB, msn 33641) entered service with ASL Airlines France in January 2021.

The second is due to enter service with K-Mile Asia this month.

K-Mile Air, operating as K-Mile Asia, was established in 2004 as Thailand’s first express freight airline. Initial operations began in 2006 with a Boeing 727 freighter between BKK and SIN. The fleet subsequently expanded to 3 such aircraft. These aircraft have since been retired in 2013.

In March 2014, Farnair Switzerland took a 45% stake in K-Mile Air. Since then ASL Aviation Holdings has taken over ownership of Farnair and has been a valuable partner with extensive domain expertise. ASL is a global aviation services provider with operations on 6 continents and a fleet of 140 aircraft in 6 airlines in Europe, South Africa and Asia.

The Boeing 737-400SF operations was launched in July 2014. Currently the fleet is three (HS-KMA, HS-KMB and HS-KMC).

ASL Airlines France is based in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and operates out of major French airports.

The airline operates its own network of scheduled passenger flights between France and Algeria and Morocco in North Africa and Israel. It also operates charter passenger flights throughout Europe for leading French, English and Spanish tour operators and brokers.

Seasonal transatlantic passenger flights are operated on behalf of Air Saint-Pierre linking Paris-CDG with Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the self-governing French overseas territory just off the coast of Canada. The airline also operates VIP air cruises through Africa and South America and incentive flights for various customers.

ASL Airlines France has been an operator of overnight postal flights for the French Postal service, La Poste, for many years and the airline can trace its roots back to L’Aeropostale and later Europe Airpost.

The airline continues to operate for postal and express integrator companies but has also been developing its passenger services since 2013. It is now known throughout the industry for its high-quality passenger service and emphasis on customer care.

ASL Airlines France aircraft photo gallery:

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ASL Airlines France to open a Paris CDG – Djerba route

ASL Airlines France has announced the launch of the Paris-Djerba route.

The new route will be operated from June 29, 2020 to September 2, 2020 on the basis of two weekly flights.

Paris – Djerba by ASL Airlines France
On Monday
departure from Paris-CDG at 6:20 p.m. – arrival in Djerba at 8:10 p.m.
departure from Djerba at 9.10 p.m. – arrival in Paris-CDG at 01.00 a.m.

departure from Paris-CDG at 7.20 am – arrival in Djerba at 09.10 am
departure from Djerba at 10:10 am arrival at Paris-CDG at 2:00 pm
All times are shown in local time. There is an hour time difference in summer between Tunisia and France.

For its summer program, ASL Airlines France will also serve:

From Paris-CDG, from June 30 to September 3

Oujda, departing from three cities in France:

Paris-CDG – Oujda from June 29 to September 10,
Strasbourg – Oujda from July 1 to September 2
Bastia – Oujda from July 1 to August 5
As well as the regular lines operated throughout the year: Paris – Tel Aviv and Paris – Algiers

In Paris, departing and arriving flights are made at terminal T3 at Paris-CDG Airport.

Flights are flown in a single-class Boeing 737-700 with a capacity of 147 seats.

ASL Airlines France aircraft photo gallery:

ASL Airlines France inaugurates two new routes from Paris CDG

ASL Airlines France has made this announcement (translated from French):

ASL Airlines France made its first flight to Belgrade on Monday (June 24) and and Tunis on Tuesday (June 25). These two inaugural flights departing from Paris-CDG started the summer schedule for the carrier.

✈ Belgrade is now served twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays until September 5, 2019
departure from Paris-CDG at 18:20 – arrival in Belgrade at 20:40.
departure from Belgrade at 21:40 – arrival at Paris-CDG at 00:05 (D + 1)

✈ Until September 6, 2019 ASL Airlines France serves Tunis from Paris:
twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, until August 1
once a week, on tuesday, august
daily the first week of September.

Flights departing and arriving at Paris-CDG are from the T3 Terminal.


In addition to the inauguration of the Paris-Belgrade and Paris-Tunis routes, the 2019 passenger flights program is also highlighted by:

✈ The reinforcement of the Bordeaux-Oran and Perpignan-Oran routes inaugurated last summer.
✈ The addition of new frequencies on the Paris-Algiers and Paris-Tel Aviv routes operated year-round.
✈ The renewal of flights to Oujda from Paris, Bastia and Strasbourg.

ASL Airlines France serves ten regular routes during the summer 2019 season:

Paris-CDG / Tunis; Paris-CDG / Belgrade; Paris-CDG / Oujda; Paris-CDG / Bastia; Strasbourg / Oujda; Bastia / Oujda; Bordeaux / Oran; Perpignan / Oran as well as Paris-CDG / Tel Aviv and Paris-CDG / Algiers which are insured year round.

All photos by the airline.

ASL Airlines France adds two Boeing 737-800s

Leased from AerCap April 18, 2019, operated for TUI UK

ASL Airlines (France) (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) has leased a pair of Boeing 737-800s (F-GZTV and F-GZTZ) from AerCap.

This is a new type for the airline.

The pictured F-GZTZ (top) is operating for TUI Airways (UK).

Top Copyright Photo: ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL F-GZTZ (msn 30883) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946508.

ASL Airlines aircraft slide show:

ASL Airlines France launches a new summer route to Morocco

ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 937391.

ASL Airlines (France) launched the first flight to Oujda, Morocco took off on June 14 at 11:20 from Strasbourg Airport.

The departure of the flight was inaugurated by Thomas Dubus, President of the Executive Board of Strasbourg Airport and Eric Vincent, Commercial Director of the ASL Airlines France Program in the presence of Mr. Khalid Afkir, Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Strasbourg.

The crew, Mr. Eric Vincent, Commercial Director of the program of ASL Airlines France and Mr. Khalid Afkir, Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco, cutting the ribbon. On his right, Ryme Mezzour, Vice Consul, Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Strasbourg.


The new route will operate until September 13. ASL Airlines France serves to Oujda every Thursday:

Departure from Strasbourg at 11:20 – arrival at Oujda at 13:05 (2:45 flight)
Departure from Oujda at 14:05 – arrival in Strasbourg at 17:45 (2:40 flight)
* All times are indicated in local time, there is 1 hour time difference between France and Morocco.

During the same period, from June 14 to September 13, ASL Airlines France also serves the Strasbourg – Bordeaux route on Thursdays:

Departure from Strasbourg at 18:35 – arrival in Bordeaux at 20:05
Departure from Bordeaux at 09:00 – arrival in Strasbourg at 10:30

Top Copyright Photo: ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 937391.

ASL Airlines France aircraft slide show:

ASL Airlines France to fly to Israel

ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

ASL Airlines France has announced it will operate twice-weekly passenger service between Paris (CDG) and Tel Aviv between July 3 and August 30, 2018. The flights will be operated with 141-seat Boeing 737-700s.

ASL Airlines has contracted with TAL Aviation to be their general sales agent.

Copyright Photo: ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

Route Map:

ASL Airlines (France) aircraft slide show:

Air Saint-Pierre to connect with Paris, France this summer via ASL Airlines

ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

Air Saint-Pierre will operate weekly seasonal flights from July 2 to August 20, 2018 to Paris (CDG).

The French outpost in North America will see a direct link operated by ASL Airlines. Air Saint-Pierre also has summer connections via Halifax and Dublin with ASL Airlines France.

From Wikipedia:

Saint Pierre and Miquelon, officially the Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. It is the only part of New France that remains under French control, with an area of 242 km and a population of 6,080 at the January 2011 census.

Saint-Pierre Airport is at the lower right.
The mainstay of the Air Saint-Pierre fleet is the ATR 42-500 (below):

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Saint-Pierre): ASL Airlines (France) Boeing 737-73V WL F-GZTD (msn 32418) (Europe Airpost colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939511.

ASL Airlines aircraft slide show:



ASL Aviation Group to rebrand its four European airlines

ASL Airlines 737 (15)(Flt)(ASL)(LRW)

ASL Aviation Group (Dublin) is combining and rebranding its four European airlines under the same name. Air Contractors, Europe Airpost, Farnair Switzerland and Faranair Hungary will begin operating under the ASL Airlines brand. The group issued this statement:

ASL Aviation Group logo

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’s 4 European airlines are to be renamed under the new ASL Airlines brand and there will be 4 airline operations ‘centres of excellence’ in Ireland, France, Switzerland and Hungary.

Air Contractors logo

Air Contractors will become ASL Airlines Ireland

Europe Airpost logo-1

Europe Airpost will become ASL Airlines France

Farnair Europe logo

Farnair Switzerland will become ASL Airlines Switzerland

Farnair Hungary will become ASL Airlines Hungary

The ASL Group, which employs 1,500 globally, will continue to be based at its Corporate Support Office in Swords, County Dublin and will be led by Group Chief Executive, Hugh Flynn.

The total ASL fleet is +/- 100 aircraft depending on leasing arrangements, of which 75 aircraft are flying in Europe and in future will operate as ‘ASL Airlines’. Some of these aircraft will be painted in airline customer colours while the rest will soon start to become visible in Europe’s airports in the new ASL Airlines livery.

The strategy, named ‘Platform for Growth’, is an initiative aimed building on ASL’s leading role in various express integrator, passenger and postal markets in Europe.

ASL will also expand its global presence through its interest in Safair in South Africa and cargo airlines K-Mile in Thailand and QuikJet in India where ASL announced last week that its shareholding is to increase to 72.59%.


The new ASL Airlines brand and identity will achieve a number of key strategic aims:

  • The creation of an evolutionary new identity and brand image
  • A progressive transition from the current ASL Aviation Group identity
  • Show a clear and consistent link between ASL Aviation Group and the 4 airlines
  • Reflect key selling points of trust, reliability, size and credibility
  • Affirm ASL’s commitment to our value proposition to our customers
  • Enable us to enhance optimisation across the group
  • Increase the competitiveness of each airline in the market

“Our intent is to have a new strong single brand that will play a major role in helping us to achieve our vision and mission and reflect our corporate values in our business”, said ASL Group Chief Executive, Hugh Flynn.

“This strong single brand will make it considerably easier to use the aircraft of the European fleet across the individual countries to meet customer demand and this increased fleet flexibility and consequent competitiveness will enable us to grow our business”, Hugh Flynn continued.

Hugh Flynn explained that ASL’s optimisation potential will include the creation of ‘Centres of Excellence’, reducing cost and improving safety, reliability, quality and profitability, 4 of ASL’s 5 corporate values.

“In addition”, he said. “there will be increased security of employment, job satisfaction and challenge for all of the people of ASL, our 5th corporate value, and the most important after safety,”, Hugh Flynn concluded.

A 5th operations ‘centre of excellence’ in South Africa will oversee the continued growth in Safair, the specialist humanitarian Hercules operator; FlySafair, South Africa’s first ‘true’ low cost airline launched in October 2014 and the two Asian airlines. ASL’s aircraft leasing platforms will also continue to be based in Dublin.

To facilitate the ‘Platform for Growth’ strategy the ASL Group is being restructured into two divisions, European Airlines and Rest of the World Airlines and Leasing.

  • The current CEO of Air Contractors, Colin Grant will become Chief Executive of the new European Airline’s division and will be based in Dublin.
  • The current CEO of Safair, Dave Andrew, will become Chief Executive of the new Rest of the World Airlines and Leasing Division and will be based between Johannesburg and Dublin.

    ‘Platform for Growth’ will see ASL increase the number of aircraft in its combined cargo and passenger fleets. Aircraft will also be transferred throughout the group to facilitate the airlines and their ‘centres of excellence’ becoming specialists in operating specific aircraft types.

    The 4 European airlines to be rebranded ASL Airlines currently operate throughout Europe for the leading express freight integrators and for postal services in France and the UK from hubs in France and Germany and between bases throughout the continent from Norway to Greece.

    Passenger services are also operated under the airlines own brand from Switzerland, Ireland and France while the Irish airline, Air Contractors, operates three passenger Boeing 757’s on daily transatlantic flights from Dublin and Shannon to Canada and the United States.

Air Contractors – ASL Airlines Ireland

Copyright Photo above: SM Fitzwilliams Collection/ ATR 72-212 EI-SLK (msn 395) prepares to land at Shannon.

Irish Airline, Air Contractors, will be rebranded as ‘ASL Airlines’ Ireland. Just last week the airline won the prestigious ‘Aircraft Operator of the Year’ award at the Irish Aviation Authority sponsored Irish Aviation Awards.

Copyright Photo above: TMK Photography/ Air Contractors operates this Boeing 757-2Q8 EI-LBS (msn 27623) for Aer Lingus.

Air Contractors operates Boeing 757-200 transatlantic passenger services from Shannon and Dublin to North America for Aer Lingus and also operates Boeing 737 charter passenger services throughout Europe from Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Knock Airports.

The airline also operates a fleet of turbo prop and jet aircraft for express parcel integrators throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Air Contractors aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Europe Airpost – ASL Airlines France

Paris CDG based Europe Airpost will be rebranded as ‘ASL Airlines’ France. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737-300/-400/-700 aircraft on passenger and cargo services.

Copyright Photo above: Arnd Wolf/ Boeing 737-31S EI-STA (msn 29057) of Europe Airpost arrives at scenic Salzburg, Austria.

Europe Airpost flies passenger charter services for tour operators throughout Europe and the Mediterranean countries, as well as VIP and ad hoc passenger flights throughout the world. On the cargo side, Europe Airpost flies for overnight and postal operators within France and Europe, and operates ad hoc cargo flights throughout the world.

As part of its strategy of diversification, Europe Airpost also operates a weekly scheduled cargo service out of Paris CDG to Tunis, and a number of seasonal scheduled passenger routes serving France, Austria, Portugal and Halifax (Nova Scotia/Canada) via Dublin.

Europe Airpost aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Video: Europe Airpost:

Farnair Europe – ASL Airlines Switzerland and ASL Airlines Hungary

The two European airlines in the Farnair Group will be rebranded as ‘ASL Airlines’ Switzerland and ASL Airlines Hungary.

Copyright Photo above: Paul Bannwarth/ Farnair Switzerland ATR 42-320 HB-AFF (msn 264) arrives back at the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg base.

Farnair operates a fleet of turbo prop and jet aircraft for express parcel integrators throughout Europe and also operates cargo turbo prop services in Africa. Farnair also operates ATR42 passenger services.

Farnair’s joint venture airlines in Asia, Quikjet in India and K-Mile in Thailand are not included in the rebranding initiative.

Farnair aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show