ASL Aviation to soon launch B737-400F aircraft in the Spanish-European market
February 6, 2018: ASL Aviation Holdings has confirmed that it will gradually introduce Boeing 737-400F aircraft to the Spanish-European market to meet the increasing capacity requirement.
On the other hand, it’s planning to phase out ASL Airlines Spain’s BAe146 aircraft from its services, and cease its operations after retirement of the last aircraft.
The move is part of ASL’s strategy to cut down on duplication, optimise assets and create ‘centres of excellence’ across its European network. Its objective is also to enhance operational and cost efficiencies by reducing its number of air operator certificates (AOCs) to six in Europe.
Spanish AOC is also planning to return ASL Airlines Switzerland’s AOC to the regulatory authorities after the transfer of its fleet of ATR aircraft to ASL Airlines Ireland.
According to the company, the BAe146 aircraft of ASL Spain failed to meet the capacity requirements of the emerging market in Europe. Hence, ASL had mooted a plan to introduce Boeing 737-400F aircraft to serve the current and future needs of its customers in Europe.