ASL Airlines Switzerland

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ASL Airlines Switzerland
ASL Airlines Switzerland logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- FAT FARNER
Founded1984
Ceased operationsFebruary 2018[1]
HubsEuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Secondary hubsCologne Bonn Airport
Fleet size13
Parent companyASL Aviation Group
HeadquartersBottmingen, Basel-Landschaft
Websitewww.aslairlines.ch

ASL Airlines Switzerland AG was[1] a Swiss passenger charter and freight airline. The airline operated package delivery services from its base at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg throughout Europe, in addition to transport for the Swiss Armed Forces, humanitarian organizations, and the oil industry.[2] Its head office was in Bottmingen, Basel-Landschaft.

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in 1984.[2]

In December 2014 the FARNAIR Group was acquired by Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group.[citation needed] On 4 June 2015, ASL Aviation Group announced that Farnair Switzerland will be rebranded as ASL Airlines Switzerland.[3]

The airline's head office moved to Bottmingen, Basel-Landschaft,[4] in proximity to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, in August 2015.[5] The airline's head office used to be on the Swiss side of EuroAirport Basel [6] then in Allschwil, Basel-Landschaft.[7]

ASL Airlines Switzerland ceased all operations on 1 February 2018.[1]

Fleet[edit]

An ASL Airlines Switzerland ATR 72-200F in its former Farnair colors

As of October 2016, the ASL Airlines Switzerland fleet comprised the following aircraft:[8]

ASL Airlines Switzerland Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Passenger fleet
ATR 42-300 1 Disposed to Air North
Cargo fleet
ATR 72-200F 11 Disposed to ASL Airlines Ireland and DHL Aviation
ATR 72-500F 1 Disposed to ASL Airlines Ireland
Total 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ch-aviation.com - ASL Airlines Switzerland ceased operations 2 February 2018
  2. ^ a b Endres, Günter, ed. (2012). "World Airlines". Flight International. Reed Business Information Ltd. p. 70.
  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. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Contact How to contact us"
  5. ^ "Latest News." 29/08/2015, ASL Airlines (Switzerland) AG moves to Bottmingen
  6. ^ "Contacts." Farnair Europe. Retrieved on 8 December 2010.
  7. ^ "How to find us Farnair Switzerland. Retrieved on 19 February 2012. "Baslerstrasse 101, 4123 Allschwil"
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33.

External links[edit]

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