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ASL acquires TNT’s airlines

It’s official: as of today, ASL Aviation Group acquired the two airlines formerly owned by TNT Express. When FedEx made its offer to acquire TNT Express, one of the conditions imposed by EU law was that TNT Express’ airlines – TNT Airways and Pan Air Líneas Aéreas – could not be part of the deal. […]

TNT – the final quarter

TNT published its first-quarter 2016 results. Or perhaps “final quarter” would be a better term, or “last full quarter.” After seventy years in business, TNT is counting down its final six weeks, with 6 June likely the day FedEx will formally acquire the Netherlands-based express company. But in the meantime, TNT reported a net first-quarter loss […]

ASL to take over TNT Airways

  One of the biggest questions arising out of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express has been answered: Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed an agreement to acquire TNT’s airline operations, including both TNT Airways, and Spain-based Pan Air Lineas Aéreas. The agreement is conditional on the completion of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT, but regulatory authorities in […]

FedEx/TNT — all over but the shouting

No, FedEx did not complete the takeover of TNT today, and no, it won’t happen tomorrow, but the European Commission today granted unconditional approval of the deal, and completion is now a foregone conclusion. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition, said the EC had “thoroughly assessed the markets affected,” and concluded “that European consumers will not […]

ASL and West Atlantic are raising cash

The front-runner to acquire TNT’s two airlines – in terms of market speculation, anyway – is Ireland’s ASL Aviation Group and its 51% shareholder, Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). So it comes as little surprise that ASL has completed a funding round, worth US$110m, for “growth plans.” While no one is talking much about their possible […]

FedEx settles with pilots, takes next step with TNT

It has been an interesting week for FedEx. First, the company reached a tentative agreement on an amended collective bargaining agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA, the union which represents FedEx’s pilots). This puts an end to four years of negotiations, the last ten months of which have been conducted under mediation by […]
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