ASL Airlines Belgium, formerly TNT Airways, is a Belgian cargo airline operating chartered flights mainly to European destinations. It has its head office and hub on the grounds of Liège Airport. The airline used to be a subsidiary of TNT Express but was sold to ASL Airlines Ireland in 2016 and subsequently rebranded.
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1999 TNT Airways is founded and incorporated in Belgium. AOC and Air Transport License application with the Belgian authorities.
2000 First BAe 146-300 QT Type Certification in Belgium. TNT Airways resumes air operations immediately between Liege and Vienna with its first BAe 146-300 QT. Introduction of its first Airbus A300B4F into service. Full member of IATA. Extension of its operation area from European coverage to Worldwide coverage.
2001 TRTO (Type Rating Training Organization) approvals allowing in-house crew training for the A300, BAe146 and extended to training of instructors and examiners. Recognized as Scheduled Operator by Belgian Authorities.
2002 US Department of Transport and FAA approval to conduct operation with inter-modal capability between the US and Belgium. License by Liege Airport Company (SAB) to provide ramp handling services to 3rd party carriers whether passenger or cargo operators. TRTO approval extended to include the Boeing 747-400ERF. Code share agreement with China Southern for a daily Boeing 747 freighter service between Liege, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
2003 Introduction in service of its first Boeing 737-300 SF. KLM Engineering awarded in the maintenance support agreement for TNT Airways Boeing 737-300SF. Recognized as JAR-Ops 1 (European Safety Standard) compliant. AOC updated accordingly. TRTO approval extended to include the Boeing 737-300.
2004 Cat III approval for 737 operations extended to Passenger Charter Services. TNT Airways is granted passenger transport approval - AOC and Air Transport License are modified accordingly - and starts its passenger charter operations to different Mediterranean destinations.
2005 Entry into service of 1st Boeing 737-300 in passenger version. TNT Airways introduces a first Boeing 737 QC (Quick Change).
2006 TNT Airways introduces a BAe 146 QC in its fleet. TNT Airways introduces its first Boeing Boeing 747-400ERF.
2007 First flight Liege - Shanghai with a Boeing 747 Entry into service of the second 747-400ERF
2008 First flight between Liege - Singapore - Shanghai with a 747
2009 First flight Liege - Hong Kong with a 747
2010 TNT expands its long haul network with a five-day-per-week air cargo service linking Moscow and its main European hub Liege as well as with a direct flight between Chongqing and Liège. The same year, the company introduces three Boeing 777s in its fleet (delivery in 2011)
2011 In January, the two divisions, TNT Post and TNT Express, split to create two separate companies. The split is effective from the 1st of May 2011.
2012 TNT Airways and Emirates SkyCargo expand their cooperation by signing a code-share and blocked-space agreement. Emirates SkyCargo will place its airline code and use space on TNT Airways' 777 freighter flights on the New York JFK to Liege and Hong Kong-Dubai-Liege routes.
2016 ASL Airlines Ireland purchased TNT Airways and sister company PAN Air from TNT Express. A contract with TNT Express was established to further provide air cargo services for the company. Shortly after, TNT Airways was rebranded ASL Airlines Belgium.
ASL serve destinations in Oceania, Africa, Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southwest Asia, Europe.
As of September 2018, the ASL Airlines Belgium fleet consists of the following registered aircraft:
|Boeing 747-400ERF||1||2016||2018||Disposed to Suparna Airlines|
|Boeing 777F||3||2016||2017||Disposed to Fedex Express|
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