Freight 50: A newcomer to the list

ASL AIRLINES BELGIUM – Created from TNT Airways after the merger of TNT Express with FedEx, this carrier is based in Liège Airport (LGG), operating 28 aircraft – mostly 737-400 freighters, plus a few 747-400Fs and 757-200Fs. Debuting impressively in the No. 40 spot on the Freight 50 list, this Belgian all-cargo operation of the Irish ASL conglomerate is beginning to make inroads in the Asian market with service that began in May 2018 to Jinan (TNA) in China. ASL Belgium is the first international carrier to establish 747F service in Jinan, which was formerly known for heavy industry but has since diversified to become a center for high-tech and bioengineered products. ASL Belgium began operating two LGG-TNA rotations each week in May and increased that frequency to three per week in June.

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