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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1991. FORMERLY INTERCARGO SERVICE AND L'AEROPOSTALE (FPO). A K A SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION AEROPOSTALE (SAE). DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PARIS NORD 2
BATIMENT LE RAPHAEL
ROISSY F-95911, FRANCE
JUNE 1997: CARRIES 6 MILLION 1ST CLASS LETTERS, 15,000 SMALL PACKAGES AND 600,000 NEWSPAPERS BETWEEN PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE (CDG) & REGIONAL AIRPORTS.
OWNED BY GROUPE LA POSTE (100%).
ACQUIRES ITS OWN AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC) & REQUISITE ROUTE LICENSES.
PLANS LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) TO ALMATY, BUDAPEST, KIEV, & TASHKENT WITH FLEET OF 3 A320'S. PLANS TO ACQUIRE 1 757-200 LEASED.
APRIL 1999: PLANS FOR 757-200, IN 3RD QUARTER 1999 FOR LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) TO CENTRAL ASIA.
OCTOBER 2000: EUROPE AIRPOST (EUE) BREAKS AWAY FROM FRENCH POST OFFICE (FPO). HQ MOVED TO PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE (CDG) FROM LONDON.
APRIL 2001: 1 737-2K2C (20836) LEASED TO AIR MEDITERRANEE (AMV).
OCTOBER 2001: 1 737-230C (20256, F-GFVI) LEASED TO REPLEX (REX).
APRIL 2002: 250 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 110 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).
MAIN BASE: PARIS - CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT (CDG).
OWNERS: GROUPE LA POSTE (100%).
May 2002: 2 A300B4-103's (CF6-50C2) (148; 184) wet-leased to Air Contractors (HCA).
September 2002: 737-33AF (24028, F-GIXK), returned to Monarch (MON), leased to Islandflug (ISF).
January 2003: 5-year, exclusive contract with Sabena Technics (SAB), for landing gear Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) on 2 737-200's and 14 737-300's.
February 2003: 737-2K2C (20943, F-GGVP), sold to Replex (REX).
November 2003: 737-3M8QC (24021), returned to Debis AirFinance (DEA).
January 2004: Switches the turnaround of its thrice-weekly Paris (CDG) - Ancona service from Palermo to Trapani.
April 2004: In June 2004, Brest - Toulon (2/week for FlyWest (WSA).
250 employees (including 110 Flight Crew (FC)).
September 2004: 737 2K2C (20836), sold to Star Up, Mexico.
December 2004: FlyWest (WSA), Brest - Chambery (weekly). In March 2005, Paris (CDG) - Brest, Toulon (weekdays). In June 2005, Brest - Ajaccio, Cork (weekly).
July 2005: 737-39MQC (28898, F-GIXT), ex-Air Austral (AUX).
July 2006: Europe Airpost (EUE) operates mail and cargo, jet airplane flights for the French Post Office during the night, and daytime is scheduled and charter services for other companies.
(IATA) Code: 5O. (ICAO) Code: FPO - (Callsign - FRENCH POST).
Parent organization/shareholders: Group La Poste (100%).
Main Base: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
June 2007: BCI Aircraft Leasing acquired the first of three 737-300QCs that it had been leasing. The airplanes are on long-term operating lease to Europe Airpost (EUE). The other two will be purchased in the coming months.
July 2007: 2 ATR72-202s (204, F-GPOA; 207, F-GPOB), leased to SwiftAir (SWF).
April 2009: (AWAS) (aww) announced the lease of a 737-300QC to Europe Airpost (EUE), which operates four 737-300Fs and 13 737-300QCs.
March 2010: 737-31S (29057, EI-STA), Air Contractors (HCA) wet-leased.
April 2010: 737-73V (32418, F-GZTD), Babcock (BBB) leased, ex-easyJet (EZY), ex-(G-EZJW).
August 2010: Europe Airpost (EUE) has added a second ex-easyJet (EZY) 737-700. It has also wet-leased an ex-Thomson Airways (GUE) 737-300 from Air Contractors (HCL).
September 2011: FL Technics extended its maintenance agreement with Europe Airpost (EUE) to continue to provide services for its three 737 CLs.
January 2012: Dublin Aerospace (DAS) has signed a three-year (APU) maintenance contract with Europe Airpost (EUE), covering its 737C fleet from January 1, 2012.
July 2012: Europe Airpost (EUE) has wet-leased its 737-400F (25595, F-GZTJ) to (EAT) Leipzig until the end of the year. (EAT) Leipzig operates on behalf of its owner DHL Express (DHK).
November 2012: TNT Express has agreed to sell its two airlines to (ASL) Aviation Group to overcome ownership restrictions triggered by its planned merger with (UPS).
(ASL) Aviation is parent to Irish cargo airline Air Contractors (HCA) as well as French passenger and cargo operation Europe Airpost (EUE). Under the deal, (ASL) will acquire 100% of TNT Airways (TNB)) and Spanish carrier Pan Air (PNZ) just before (UPS) and (TNT) merge. “We have found a new ownership and control structure that secures the future of the airlines, ensures service continuity and safeguards TNT Express jobs in Liege. This is an important step towards completion of the proposed (UPS) - (TNT) Express merger and a positive outcome for the airline employees,” interim (CEO), Bernard Bot said.
The sale of the two airlines is conditional on (UPS) and (TNT) gaining regulatory approval for their tie-up. Once the deal is completed, (ASL) will take over all flights performed by TNT Express’ airlines and it will act as a third-party provider to the combined (UPS) - (TNT) Express group.
Although the majority of staff will be transferred, a few will return to (TNT) Express’ Liege hub. (TNT) Express said (ASL) plans to maintain (TNB)’s Liege headquarters and it does not expect the change of ownership to impact activities at Liege for “at least one year.”
(ASL) Aviation Group (CEO), Hugh Flynn said the deal will give (ASL) new growth opportunities. ASL (which is 51% owned by Compagnie Maritime Belge and 49% by 3P Air Freighters) employs 1,200 staff and has a fleet of around 90 passenger and freight airplanes. In 2011, it generated a €410 million/$523 million turnover.
Beyond (HCA) and (EUE), (ASL) Aviation Group also includes leasing companies (ACL) Aviation, (ACL) Leasing and (ACL) Air, plus support businesses (ACL) Aviation Support, Air Contractors Engineering and Air Contractors UK.
December 2013: Europe Airpost (EUE) will launch scheduled flights from Halifax to Paris (CDG) via Glasgow in summer 2014. (EUE) will link the three destinations between July 4 and August 29.
Operated on a 737-300, the flight will depart Paris (CDG) on Thursdays at 1.00 pm, arriving in Glasgow at 1.40 pm. At 2.30 pm, the service will depart Glasgow, to arrive in Halifax at 5.00 pm.
The return flight on Fridays will depart Halifax at 10.00 am, arriving in Glasgow at 8.00 pm. It will take off from Glasgow at 8.50 pm and arrive back at Paris (CDG) at 11.30 pm.
Tom Ruth, President & (CEO) of Halifax International Airport Authority, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Europe Airpost (EUE) to our region. “Their new service to Glasgow and Paris – two very popular European destinations – takes full advantage of pent-up demand to these markets and complements our 2014 summer schedule of flights.”
April 2014: Europe Airpost ((IATA) Code: 5O, based at Paris (CDG)) (EUE) will induct two former LAN Colombia ((IATA) Code: 4C, based at Bogotá) (AIR) 737-700s (29081, EI-EEB) and (29080, EI-EEV), into its fleet in the coming weeks in anticipation of its maiden transatlantic flights between France and Canada via Scotland in July. (EUE) will also add two more 737-400Fs later in the year.
At the same time, seven Boeing 737-300s are to leave the fleet (six 737-300QCs and one 737-300F) as part of plans to homogenize and streamline (EUE)'s fleet.
July 2014: Europe Airpost (EUE) launched weekly flights (Fridays) from Brest (BES) to Porto (OPO) on July 4th, utilizing a 133-seat 737-300QC quick-change cargo airplane which would otherwise be operating just at night. The airplane flies into Porto from the French regional airport on the same day, flying out to another French regional airport, this time Brive (BVE), before returning to Porto and then back home to Brest. Neither of the services are flown in direct competition. The previous day, July 3rd, Europe Airpost (EUE) launched its first long-haul service, in fact its first service outside of Europe, which operated from Paris (CDG) via Glasgow (GLA) and onto Halifax (YHZ) in Canada. Flown by one of (EUE)’s four 134-seat 737-700s, the first sector of the route will face direct competition from easyJet (EZY)’s daily operation, but the remainder of the service, and indeed the Paris to Halifax sector, will face no competition. The weekly (Thursdays) Canadian seasonal service operates until August 28th.
Dublin-based, the (ASL) Aviation Group (ASL) has acquired Switzerland’s Farnair Group, increasing the number of affiliate airlines in the group to seven, with an operational fleet size of more than >100 airplanes.
(ASL), which already includes South African affiliate Safair (SFA), the largest operator of civilian Hercules for the United Nations (UN) and its low-cost arm FlySafair (SFA), now has five airlines operating in Europe and Africa, as well as one each in Southeast Asia and India.
(ASL) (CEO), Hugh Flynn said the (ASL) network of airlines would “considerably strengthen its position as the neutral provider of airline services to the major express integrators on a global scale.”
He pointed out that (ASL) had remained profitable and continued to grow throughout the last few years of recession. “The Farnair (TUL) acquisition reflects our ongoing strategy to grow both geographically and through asset procurement,” Flynn said.
Located in Basel, Farnair Switzerland (was established 30 years ago and now operates a fleet of 20 cargo and passenger airplanes. It also has a subsidiary, Farnair Hungary, based in Budapest and two joint-venture (JV) platforms in Quikjet India and a 45% share in K-Mile Asia. Three additional subsidiaries include specialist service providers in airplane handling, training and rail logistics.
(ASL) said its acquisition of Farnair would “combine the strengths of the two aviation groups.”
Air Contractors (HCA), (ASL)’s Dublin-based airline, operates express integrator services throughout Europe and in the Far East, and also operates Boeing 737 and 757 passenger services.
The group’s French airline, Europe Airpost (EUE), operates 737 cargo and “quick change” airplanes for European post offices and international express integrators. It also operates scheduled and charter passenger flights.
(ASL) is a joint venture (JV) between (CMB) (51%) and (3P) Air Freighters (49%). In 2013, it reported turnover of nearly €325 million/$403 million, which is expected to increase to more than >€400 million following the Farnair (TUL) acquisition.
July 2015: Europe Airpost (EUE) launched services on July 6 between Rennes (RNS) and Porto (OPO). Flights on the 935 km seasonal sector will be flown twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays with the (EUE)’s 737-700s, and face no direct competition. (EUE) also serves Rennes with a seasonal service from Lyon.
November 2015: The (ASL) Aviation Group based in Ireland has taken over Europe Airpost (EUE) and re-branded it as (ASL) Airlines France.
Other takeovers by the (ASL) Aviation Group include (ASL) Airlines Ireland (HCA) (formerly Air Contractors), (ASL) Airlines Switzerland (formerly FarnAir Switzerland), and (ASL) Airlines Hungary (formerly FarnAir Hungary).
(ASL) also has stakes in South Africa’s Safair (SFA), Thai freight carrier K-Mile, and India’s Quikjet Cargo Airlines.
The group as a whole operates a fleet of over 100 aircraft and employs 1,600 staff globally. In 2014, (ASL) carried 1.3 million passengers, generating $361 million in revenue and yielding a $18.6 million net profit.
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EUE-737-73V - 2013-12
0 737-2K2C (JT8D-15 HK) (354-20836, /74 F-GIXA), EX-(TAV)/(FPO), LST (AMV) 2001-04. RF (AMV) 2004-05. ST STAR UP 2004-09. FREIGHTER/130Y.
1 737-230C (JT8D) (238-20256, /70 F-GFVI), EX-(DLH)/(FPO), LST (REX) 2001-10. 147Y.
4 737-3B3QC (CFM56-3B1) (1693-24387, /89 F-GFUE; 1725-24388, /89 F-GFUF; 2235-26850, /92 F-GIXE; 2267-26851, /92 F-GIXF), EX-(FPO) 2001-02. 24387 LST (SFA). FREIGHTER/147Y.
2 737-3H6F (2415-27125, /92 F-GIXR; 2615-27347, /94 F-GIXS), EX-(9M-MZA & 9M-MZB) 2006-10. FREIGHTER.
0 737-3M8QC (CFM56-3B2) (1630-24021, /88 F-GIXP), RTND (DEA) 2003-11. FREIGHTER/147Y.
1 737-3Q8QC (CFM56-3B2) (1555-24132, /88 F-GIXO), FREIGHTER/147Y.
0 737-3S3 (CFM56-3) (1393-23788, F-GIXH), EX-(FPO) 2001-01, RTND (AWW), LST (AZU) 2002-01.
1 737-3YOQC (CFM56-3B1) (1357-23685, /87 F-GIXJ), (MON) LSD TIL 2002-04. 147Y.
1 737-300 (CFM56-3), (AWW) LSD 2009-04. FREIGHTER/147Y.
0 737-31S (CFM56-3) (29057, EI-STA - - SEE PHOTO - - "EUE-737-31S-2010-03"), (HCA) WET-LSD 2010-03, EX-(TFY), EX-(G-EZJW). RTND.
0 737-33A (CFM56-3) (24028), (MON) LSD TIL 2002-04. RTND 2002-09, LST (ISF).
2 737-33AQC (CFM56-3C1) (1953-24789, /90 F-GIXB; 2198-25744, /91 F-GIXD), FREIGHTER/147Y.
2 737-33VQC (CFM56-3C1) (3084-29333, /98 F-GZTA;3102-29336, /99 F-GZTB), EX-(HA-LKU & HA-LKV) 2007-09. 147Y
2 737-348QC (CFM56-3B1) (1458-23809, /87 F-GIXI; 1474-23810, /87 F-GIXL), EX-(FPO) 2001-01. FREIGHTER/147Y.
1 737-38BQC (CFM56-3C1) (2047-25124, /91 F-GIXC "SAINT-LOUIS"), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. FREIGHTER/147Y.
1 737-39MQC (CFM56-3C1) (2906-28898, /97 F-GIXT), EX-(AUX) 2005-07. FREIGHTER/147Y.
1 737-408SF (CFM56-3C1) (2032-25063, /91 F-GZTI), EX-(N563AC)2012-09. FREIGHTER.
1 737-453SF (CFM56-3C1) (2233-25595, /92 F-GZTJ), EX-(N595AG) 2012-05. FREIGHTER.
2 737-73S (CFM56-7B20) (211-29080, /99 EI-EEV; 215-28081, /99 EI-EEB), EX-(AIR) 2014-04. WITH WINGLETS. 148Y.
2 737-73V (CFM56-7B20) (1214-32414, /02 F-GZTC; 1300-32418, /03 F-GZTD), (BBB) LSD 2010-04, EX-(EZY), ex-(G-EZJW). 149Y.
1 ORDER 757-200, LSD.
3 A300B4-103 (CF6-50C2) (148, /81 F-GOZA; 184, /82 F-GOZB; 189, /82 F-GOZC), 2 WET-LST (HCA) 2002-05. FREIGHTER.
4 ATR 72-202 (PW124B) (204, /91 F-GPOA; 207, /90 F-GPOB; 311. /92 F-GPOC; 361, /93 F-GPOD), WET-LST AIRLINAIR. 204; 207; LST (SWF) 2007-07. FREIGHTER.
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