ASL Aviation Holdings chief to retire after 22 years in post
Head of Irish airline group’s leasing arm to succeed Hugh Flynn as chief executive
Hugh Flynn is to retire after almost 35 years in commercial aviation with the last 22 years as group chief executive at ASL Aviation Holdings. Photograph: David O’Shea
Hugh Flynn will retire as chief executive of Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings next month, the company confirmed on Monday.
Swords, Co Dublin-based ASL has four airlines in Europe and two associated carriers Asia and Africa that fly passengers and cargo, which the group handles for international businesses such as FedEx and DHL.
ASL said Mr Flynn would retire as chief executive on July 13th after 22 years in the company’s top job.
Dave Andrew, ASL’s chief executive of its African and Asian interests and its leasing arm, will succeed him.
Mr Flynn will continue to serve as a non-executive director of ASL after his retirement.
Company chairman Charles Graham said Mr Flynn had “provided superb leadership in over 35 years in group companies and 22 years as chief executive of ASL”. He welcomed Mr Andrew to the chief executive’s job.
Mr Flynn, a commercial pilot, said he intended to “enjoy a bit of flying and spend more time with friends and family”.
European investor Star Capital last year bought ASL in a deal reported to be worth €200 million.