Dublin and Paris, November 25th, 2022 – ASL Aviation Holdings has announced that Jean-François Dominiak, Chief Executive Officer of ASL Airlines France, is to retire from the airline. Mr. Dominiak informed staff in an internal communication today that he will leave the airline at the end of November.
“The time has come for me to go and explore new fields of knowledge”, he said.
Paying tribute, Dave Andrew, Chief Executive of ASL Aviation Holdings said “spending twenty-two years leading an airline is a remarkable achievement and one that is very unusual in our industry. Jean-François ’s longevity and record in the role shows his clear understanding of French and European aviation and his dynamism, flexibility and innovation in reacting to how the market has changed over the years.”
Jean-François is a graduate of the prestigious HEC Paris, ranked one of the world’s best business schools. He began his career at Air Inter, where he notably contributed to setting up ICS, Air Inter’s cargo company, before participating in the creation of L’Aéropostale, a joint subsidiary of the Air France Group and La Poste, where he successively held the positions of Financial Director, then Commercial Director.
In 2000 L’Aéropostale was replaced by Europe Airpost, owned 100% by La Poste with Jean-François as Chief Executive Officer. Subsequently, Europe Airpost became an integral part of the ASL group in 2008 and was rebranded as ASL Airlines France in 2015. Throughout this period Jean-François had led the airline as it developed its passenger and cargo services, earning a deserved reputation for quality and reliability.
Today ASL Airlines France operates its own network of scheduled passenger flights, mainly to Algeria. The airline continues to operate for La Poste Group and operates freight services for global express integrators and online retailers all over Europe.
“Being an independent airline in a competing market has not always been easy, but it has always been rewarding,” noted Jean-François. “We built a great team of loyal and committed airline professionals who have been successful in meeting and beating all challenges and developing ASL Airlines France as a leading brand in French aviation.”
Dave Andrew concluded that Jean-François will also be missed as a member of the ASL Group Executive Committee. “His knowledge and insight have been very valuable, and Jean-François has played a significant role in the success and achievements of the Group,” he said. “We wish him very long and happy new journeys, with more time to spend on his noted creative writing skills.”
ASL Aviation Holdings will make an announcement soon on a new Managing Director at ASL Airlines France.
ASL Aviation Holdings
ASL Aviation Holdings, a global aviation services company with airlines based in Europe, South Africa and Asia, is a world leader in ACMI wet-lease airline operations for major express freight integrators, postal and e-commerce companies under long-term contracts.
The business’ long-haul cargo division holds traffic rights to and slots at several strategic hubs in Asia and North America. In addition, the group operates passenger services in France and in South Africa, where its associate airline is the domestic market leader.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ASL’s six airlines include ASL Airlines Ireland, ASL Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France and ASL Airlines United Kingdom in Europe. ASL also have joint venture and associate airlines FlySafair in South Africa and K-Mile Asia in Thailand. The group also includes several leasing entities.
ASL has a global team of 3.000 people of 51 nationalities. The Group has a fleet of 130 aircraft that includes 7 aircraft types ranging from the turbo prop ATR 72 to the Boeing 747. ASL’s agreement with Boeing for 30 firm slots and 10 options for Boeing 737-800BCF ‘Boeing Converted Freighters’, will see the entry into service of the twentieth converted aircraft later this year.
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