• Corporate Office

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

  • Office Hours

    Mon. to Fri. 8.30am to 5.00pm




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 Air Freighters/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 established 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.
– ASL Airlines Ireland launches first A330-300 P2F operation for Air Hongkong and DHL.
– ASL Airlines Belgium operates first B737-800 freighters.
– ASL Airlines Belgium opens new scheduled B747F routes to China.



2019 – ASL Airlines France operates first B737-800 passenger aircraft.
STAR Capital Partnership LLP acquires ASL Aviation Holdings becoming the 100% shareholder.