Formed in 2005 and started operations in 2006. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.
No 999 Free Zone Operator Building (BFZ), 35 35
New Petchburi Road, Makkasan, Rajthevee
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
November 2005: K-Mile Air (KMI) was initially established as a freight forwarding company by private Thai investors.
January 2006: Transmile Air Services (TML) acquired a 49% shareholding in the company.
December 2006: K-Mile Air (KMI) received its own air operators certificate (AOC).
January 2007: 727-247F (21392, HS-SCJ), Transmile Air Services (TML) leased, ex-(9M-TGK).
April 2007: 727-247F (21700, HS-SCH), Transmile Air Services (TML) leased, ex-(9M-TGJ).
January 2011: K-Mile Air (KMI) provides an overnight express cargo schedule and charter jet airplane flights throughout SE Asia.
(IATA) Code: 8K. (ICAO) Code: KMI - (Callsign - KAY-MILE AIR).
Parent organization/shareholders: Transmile Air Services (TML) (49%).
February 2013: K-Mile Air ((IATA) Code: 8K, based at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International (BKK)) (KMI) has lost its contract with key customer (DHL) and has at least temporarily suspended cargo operations earlier this month. Its 3 727-200F freighters have been parked at Utapao International (UTP) until further notice. (KMI) plans to resume operations in April.
Later (KMI) said it is planning to resume Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok cargo services once more. According to (KMI)'s Flight Operations Manager, Phongprapan Wonghong, (KMI) has set a tentative April date for the resumption and will use a 737-400F instead of its current 727-200Fs (that have been parked at Utapao).
April 2014: Farnair EUROPE ((IATA) Code: FAH, Budapest) (TUL) has taken delivery of its first 737-400F (28492, HA-FAT), following its conversion into a freighter. The freighter - - SEE PHOTO - - "KMI-737-46QF-2014-03" will shortly be delivered to Thailand on lease to K-Mile Air (IATA) Code: 8K, based at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) (KMI) for use on its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok route.
December 2014: Safair ((IATA) Code: FA, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo) (SFA) parent, the (ASL) Aviation Group (ASL), has completed its acquisition of Swiss-based aviation group, the Farnair Group, bringing FarAir Europe (TUL), Farnair Switzerland, Farnair Hungary, India's Quikjet, and Thailand's K-Mile Air (KMI) into (ASL)'s fold.
“With 5 airlines operating across Europe and Africa and with an airline now in each of South East Asia and India, (ASL) Aviation will considerably strengthen its position as the neutral provider of airline services to the major express integrators on a global scale,” (ASL) Aviation Group, (CEO), Hugh Flynn said. “With strong management, a constant focus on costs, and a total commitment to customer service, we have remained profitable and have grown throughout the last few years of recession.”
The 3 additional subsidiaries include specialist service providers in airplane handling, training and rail logistics.
The Farnair Group management will remain in place, while the addition of its fleet will bring the total (ASL) Aviation Group fleet to over 100 owned and/or operated airplanes.
September 2016: 737-4MOF (29209, HS-KMC), ex-(OE-IAS), (GECAS) (GEF) leased.