Airport staff welcome passengers and media to ASL Airlines’ inaugural service between Paris and Tel Aviv, with posters and balloons adorning the gate area. The combination carrier also commenced two North African routes from the French regional airports of Toulon-Hyères and Perpignan.
- ASL Airlines launched three more routes as part of their continued expansion into the Middle Eastern and African markets. Tel Aviv (TLV) saw a twice-weekly service operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays commence from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on 3 July. ASL joins Air France, El Al, easyJet, Arkia Isreali Airlines and XL Airways on the route according to OAG data. The combination carrier also launched weekly flights from Toulon-Hyères (TLN) to Algiers (ALG) operating on Wednesdays from 6 July, and Perpignan (PGF) to Oran (ORN) on Fridays since 4 July. Neither route is currently served by another operator. All three routes are seasonal, with Tel Aviv running until 30 August, and the latter two running until 5 and 14 September respectively. Tel Aviv and Oran are operated by ASL’s 737-700s, whilst their 737-300QC is serving the Algerian capital.