ASL Aviation Holdings’ newest airline, ASL Airlines United Kingdom, received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and operating licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 2021. It was the first fixed-wing operator to receive an AOC from the CAA after Brexit, when the United Kingdom left the European Union.
ASL Airlines UK operates a daily East Midlands-Belfast service using an ATR 72-200F aircraft (G-OASL). The airline plans to grow its network and has applied for EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) third country operator authorisation to operate services from the UK to Europe.
ASL UK initial AOC specifies the operation of cargo flights on a single route using ATR72 aircraft but the airline is aiming to grow its domestic UK network and also operate cargo flights between the UK and Europe.
ASL Airlines UK is closely aligned with ASL Airlines Ireland using common standard operating procedures and shared support services. This association forms part of ASL Group’s programme to harmonise its operations, removing unnecessary duplication of services and creating ‘Centres of Excellence’ to service both existing and new customers alike.