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Finland is a republic in northern Europe, bordered on the north by Norway, on the east by Russia, on the south by Russia and the Gulf of Finland, on the southwest by the Baltic Sea, and on the west by the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden. Nearly one-third of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle. The area of Finland, including 33,551 sq km (12,954 sq mi) of inland water, totals 338,145 sq km (130,559 sq mi). Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland
Amendments  

01 Feb 2018

Kunnnallistekniikka (Finnmap) carried out aerial photography domestically and abroad in the 1960s [added]

25 Sep 2017

Babcock Scandinavian MediCopter is an air ambulance operation. The company started operations in 2001 [added]

25 Feb 2017

Go! Aviation, having had their license revoked in Jan2017, has filed for bankruptcy [news]

Aero  last update: 2017
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Started with flights from Helsinki to Talinn, the Estonian capital
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)  last update: 30Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1924 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924 carrying 162 kilos of mail from Helsinki to Tallinn. Aero Oy became the first non-Soviet bloc airline to serve Moscow with a CV240 in 1956. Finnair became the official name on 25Jun1968 - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : CV.440 | DC.2 | DH.89A Dragon Rapide | Focke-Wolf Fw.200B | Junkers 52/3M | Junkers F13 | Junkers G.24 | Sud Caravelle 1A | Sud Caravelle 1II
Air Aland (Air Åland)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : N9 : NVD
Genealogy : Flyg & Far Åland >Air Aland >>NextJet (Sweden)
Comments : Air Aland was established as Flyg & Far Åland on 15Jan2005 & started operations on 29Oct2005. As from 01Jul2012, its operations were handed over to the Sweden-based company NextJet
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Botnia  last update: 03Feb2003
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1988 - 2004
Airline Code : KF : KFB
Genealogy : Air Botnia >Blue1 >>CityJet
Comments : No further information at this time - [Blue1 was founded as Air Botnia in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1988. The airline was purchased by SAS Group in Jan1998. Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in Jan2004] - [CityJet was formed as Business City Direct by Patrick Byrne on 28Sep1992 & operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed. Started wirh a 5 times daily service between Dublin and London City on 12Jan1994. Had Blue1 merge in in 2016]
Aircraft : Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante | British Aerospace Jetstream 31 | Saab 340 | Fokker F28 Fellowship | Avro RJ85 | Saab 2000
Air Carelia   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1983* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Carelia was founded in 1983
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Finland  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2012
Airline Code : OF : FIF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Finland was founded in Jan2002. Started operations on 03Apr2003, ceased on 26Jun2012 & filed for bankruptcy on 26Jul2012 (Charter and scheduled services)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Finlandia   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air100   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air100 began daily flights from Pori to Helsinki in Sep2012. Having ceased operations in 2014, resumed in Feb2016 but stopped again on 10Apr2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airlink Finland   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avies (Estonia) began regular service in Finland using this name in Oct1911
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Babcock Scandinavian MediCopter  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : DFL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Babcock Scandinavian MediCopter is an air ambulance operation
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Blue1  last update: 03Feb2003
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2016
Airline Code : KF : BLF
Genealogy : Air Botnia >Blue1 >>CityJet
Comments : Blue1 was founded as Air Botnia in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1988. Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in Jan2004. Merged into CityJet in 2016 - [CityJet was formed as Business City Direct by Patrick Byrne on 28Sep1992 & operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed]
Aircraft : B.717-200
Copterline   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Copterline was Finland's largest helicopter airline. On 15Feb2010, Copterline filed for bankruptcy, citing inability to keep the company profitable
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Deltacraft   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2004*
Airline Code : 4L : DEC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Euro-Flite   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite
Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Finlantic   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Finnair  last update: 20Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

1968 - date
Airline Code : AY : FIN
Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier
Aircraft : A.300B4 | A.319-100 | A.320-200 | A.321-200 | A.330-300 | A.340-300 | A.350-900 | ATR 42 (launch customer) | ATR 72-200 | B.757-200 | B.787-8 | CV.440 Metropolitan | DC.10-30 | DC.8 | DC.8-62 | DC.8-62CF | DC.9-10 | DC.9-40 | Emb 170 | Emb 190 LR | F.27 Friendship | MD.11 | MD.11BCF | MD.11ER | MD.82 | MD.83 | MD.87 | Sud Aviation Caravelle 10B
Finnaviation  last update: 31Jan2018 + last update: 22Apr20
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Comments : FINNAVIATION was formed in 1950 as LENTOHUOLTO OY. Renamed to FINNWINGS. The name was changed to FINNAVIATION in 1979 after the company merged with OY NORDAIR. Absorbed into FINNAIR - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : ATR 42 | ATR 47
Finncomm  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2011
Airline Code : FC : WBA
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines)
Comments : Finncomm was launched in 1993 as an air taxi company. Mostly operated in southern Finland as a scheduled carrier but expanded internationally in 2003. It was renamed to Flybe Nordic, which began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines) (operated scheduled services based out of Helsinki Vantaa (HEL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Finnwings  last update: 31Jan2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy. Renamed to Finnwings & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation - [FINNAVIATION was formed in 1950 as LENTOHUOLTO OY. Renamed to FINNWINGS. The name was changed to FINNAVIATION in 1979 after the company merged with OY NORDAIR. Absorbed into FINNAIR] - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FirstClass   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2012* - 2013*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Line Support >FirstClass
Comments : Line Support, founded by the same group as Copterline, resumed services, operated by its Estonian subsidiary Copterline on 09Sep2011. Renamed to FirstClass
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Fly Lappeenranta   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2010
Airline Code : 8H : HWY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flybe Nordic  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2015
Airline Code : FC : WBA
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines)
Comments : Finncomm was launched in 1993 as an air taxi company. Mostly operated in southern Finland as a scheduled carrier but expanded internationally in 2003. It was renamed to Flybe Nordic, which began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines) (operates scheduled services based out of Helsinki Vantaa (HEL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flyg & Far Åland  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flyg & Far Åland >Air Aland >>NextJet (Sweden)
Comments : Air Aland was established as Flyg & Far Åland on 15Jan2005 & started operations on 29Oct2005 linking Aland with Helsinki using Saab 340s. As from 01Jul2012, its operations were handed over to the Sweden-based company NextJet
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flying Finn Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flying Finn Airlines was established in Dec2002 and started operations on 16Mar2003. On 27Jan2004, Flying Finn ceased all flights & entered bankruptcy. Made up of laid-off crews from Air Scandic offering scheduled services from Helsinki
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Go! Aviation  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Go! Aviation is a privately owned Finnish airline operating state-of-the-art single engine Pilatus PC-12 NG airplanes. Finnish regulator revoked Go! Aviation's licences in Jan2017. Filed for bankeptcy in Feb2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Green Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Green Air is a virtual carrier hoping to start operations shortly
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Holiday Magic Finland*   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Jet Time Finland   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet Time Finland started operations on 02Jun2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Jetflite   
Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Airline Code : -- : JEF
Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite
Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Karair (Kar-Air)  last update: 22Apr2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 1996
Airline Code : KR : ---
Genealogy : Karhumaki Airways >Karair >>Finnair
Comments : Karair was founded in 1947 as Karhumaki Airways. Began scheduled services in Jun1951. Started operations as Karair in Jan1957. Move into Finnair was completed in Sep1996 - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : A.300B4 | ATR 42 | DC.10 | DC.6
Karhumaki Airways  last update: 30Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Karhumaki Airways >Karair >>Finnair
Comments : Karair was founded in 1947 as Karhumaki Airways. Began scheduled services in Jun1951. Started operations as Karair in Jan1957. Move into Finnair was completed in Sep1996 - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
KoneAir   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

Pre 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite
Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Kunnnallistekniikka (Finnmap)  added: 01Feb2018
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965* - 1966*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kunnnallistekniikka (Finnmap) carried out aerial photography domestically and abroad
Aircraft : Pilatus Porter
Lapland Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Lentohuolto Oy  last update: 31Jan2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Comments : Lentohuolto Oy was renamed to Finnwings - [FINNAVIATION was formed in 1950 as LENTOHUOLTO OY. Renamed to FINNWINGS. The name was changed to FINNAVIATION in 1979 after the company merged with OY NORDAIR. Absorbed into FINNAIR] - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : Cessna 150 | Cessna 172 | Cessna 180 | Cessna 185 | Cessna 190
Line Support   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Line Support >FirstClass
Comments : Line Support, founded by the same group as Copterline, resumed services, operated by its Estonian subsidiary Copterline on 09Sep2011. Renamed to FirstClass
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Nordic Global Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nordic Global Airlines was founded in Apr2011 & started operations in Aug2011. It ceased operations on 31May2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : N7 : WBA
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines)
Comments : Finncomm was launched in 1993 as an air taxi company. Mostly operated in southern Finland as a scheduled carrier but expanded internationally in 2003. It was renamed to Flybe Nordic, which began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines) (operates scheduled services based out of Helsinki Vantaa (HEL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Oy Nordair  last update: 31Jan2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy - [FINNAVIATION was formed in 1950 as LENTOHUOLTO OY. Renamed to FINNWINGS. The name was changed to FINNAVIATION in 1979 after the company merged with OY NORDAIR. Absorbed into FINNAIR] - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Polar-Air Oy  last update: 30Mar2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Finnair
Comments : Polar-Air Oy was founded in 1969 by Finnair to operate charter flights - [The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. In 1941 the airline adopted the title of Finnish Air Lines but the name didn''t change and eventually renamed to FINNAIR on 25Jun1968. Finnair became the first airline to operate a non-stop service from Europe to Japan on 22Apr1983. Acquired FINNAVATION and KARAIR in 1996. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
RV Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : RVI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Salora   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Mid 1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sir-Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967 - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Skargardsflyg   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1956* - 2002*
Airline Code : 5Q : LND
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skargardsflyg was founded in 1956. Regional flying scheduled services between Finland and Sweden
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Snowbird Airlines  last update: 01Feb2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Snowbird Airlines commenced charter operations on 02Oct2014 but in Dec2014 operations were suspended. The airline had hoped to return to operation later after revising its strategy
Aircraft : A.320-200
Soder Air  last update: 01Feb2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : OV : SDE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Soder Air was established and started operations in 2003. Regional services from Tampere. Suspended operations in early 2004 but restarted in early 2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Spearair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Spearair was a charter airline that was formed by Mr Keihänen and his travel agnecy, Keihäsmatkat (Spear Travel) in 1972
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Turku Air  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1974* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Turku Air was founded in 1974 (Turku based commuter carrier)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Utin Lento  last update: 10Mar2018
Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Utin Lento is a Utti based carrier offering Aerial photography / parachute activities
Aircraft : Cessna 208 Caravan I
Wasawings  last update: 03Feb2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wasawings received its AOC in Nov1981. The company lost its flying licence when a second crash which killed 5 people on 14Nov1988
Aircraft : Embraer 110 EMB-P1 Bandeirante | Cessna 404 Titan | Beech 99
Wingo xprs   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wingo xprs is a small airline company that was founded 2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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