• Corporate Office

    Aviation House, 3 Malahide Road,
    Swords, Co.Dublin, K67 PP52, Ireland.

  • Office Hours

    Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

1970 – Safmarine acquire Tropair (Pty) Ltd and change name to Safair Freighters (Pty) Ltd.


1972 – Air Bridge Carriers formed in the UK


1991 – French postal airline L’Aeropostale is created by La Poste and Air France.


1992 – Hunting Group is renamed Hunting Cargo Airlines


1994 – Safair Freighters (Pty) Ltd is renamed Safair (Pty) Ltd.


1998 – Hunting Cargo Airlines UK acquired by Safair/CMB consortium


2000 – French La Poste Group creates Europe Airpost as a subsidiary to transport its mail freight.


2001 – Safair establishes its leasing division Safair Lease Finance (Pty) Ltd.


2002 – Europe Airpost gets a distinctive new livery.


2003 – Cabin Crew Division and development of passenger transportation activities established.


2004 – Purchase of BAC Group, Southend, UK


2007 – Shareholding changed to CMB and 3P Airfreighters/Petercam


2008 – ASL Aviation Group formed and Europe Airpost purchased


2010 – ASL purchases Safair operations and Safair Lease Finance


2013 – ASL becomes minority shareholding of Safair Operations
– Air Contractors signs deal to provide transatlantic services for Aer Lingus
– FlySafair is founded in Johannesburg


2014 – Air Contractors commences transatlantic services from Shannon for Aer Lingus
– Air Contractors commences transatlantic services from Dublin for Aer Lingus
– FlySafair launched low-cost domestic operations in South Africa
– ASL acquires Farnair group of aviation companies


2015 – All European airlines rebranded as ASL Airlines


2016 – ASL acquires airline operations of TNT Express


2017 – ASL Aviation Group rebrands as ASL Aviation Holdings


2018 – Group revenues exceed USD$1Billion
– ASL Airlines Belgium opens new scheduled B747 Freighter routes to China
– ASL Airlines Ireland launches first converted A330-300 Freighter operation based in Hong Kong