Safair (FA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) parent, ASL Aviation Group (ASL), has completed its acquisition of Swiss-based aviation group, Farnair Group, bringing Farnair Switzerland, Farnair Hungary, India's Quikjet Airlines, and Thailand's K-Mile Air 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 three additional subsidiaries include specialist service providers in aircraft handling, training and rail logistics.

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 aircraft.

For its part, ASL Aviation also oversees Europe Airpost (5O, Paris CDG) and Air Contractors (AG, Dublin Int'l).