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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

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February 25, 2017

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

January 28, 2017

Finnish regulator revoked Go! Aviation's licences in Jan2017 [status change] (thanks ch-aviiation)

January 13, 2017

Blue1, founded as Air Botnia, merged into CityJet in 2015 [status change]

Airlines

Aero  updated
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002 - 2002*
Comments : Started with flights from Helsinki to Talinn, the Estonian capital
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1924 - 1968
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
Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Airline Code :  
Air Aland (Air Åland)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2012
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
Genealogy : Flyg & Far Åland >Air Aland >>NextJet (Sweden)
Airline Code : N9 : NVD
Air Botnia   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 2004
Comments : Blue1 was founded as Air Botnia in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1988. Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in Jan2004
Genealogy : Air Botnia >Blue1
Airline Code : KF : KFB
Air Carelia   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983* - 1987*
Comments : Air Carelia was founded in 1983
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Finland  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : Avies (Estonia) began regular service in Finland using this name in Oct1911
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Blue1   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2015
Comments : Blue1 was founded as Air Botnia in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1988. Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in Jan2004. Merged into CityJet in 2015 [CityJet was formed as Business City Direct by Patrick Byrne in Sep1992 & operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed]
Genealogy : Air Botnia >Blue1 >CityJet
Airline Code : KF : BLF
Copterline   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

Early 1960s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Finnair  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1968 - date
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. Launch customer for ATR42 after taking over KAR AIR. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier
Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair
Airline Code : AY : FIN
Finnaviation   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 1996
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy. Renamed to Finnwings & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Airline Code :  
Finncomm   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997 - 2011
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. Renamed to Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines
Airline Code : FC : WBA
Finnwings   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970* - 1979
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy. Renamed to Finnwings & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Airline Code :  
FirstClass   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

2008* - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 8H : HWY
Flybe Nordic   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2011 - 2015
Comments : Flybe Nordic began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as Nordic Regional Airlines, Norra
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines
Airline Code : FC : WBA
Flyg & Far Åland  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2005
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
Genealogy : Flyg & Far Åland >Air Aland >>NextJet (Sweden)
Airline Code :  
Flying Finn Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Go! Aviation  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Green Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Green Air is a virtual carrier hoping to start operations shortly
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Holiday Magic Finland*   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 1975
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Jet Time Finland   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : Jet Time Finland started operations on 02Jun2014
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Jetflite   
Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998
Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite
Airline Code : -- : JEF
Karair (Kar-Air)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1957 - 1996
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
Genealogy : Karhumaki Airways >Karair >>Finnair
Airline Code : KR : ---
Karhumaki Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1950 - 1957
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
Genealogy : Karhumaki Airways >Karair >>Finnair
Airline Code :  
KoneAir   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

Pre 1970
Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998
Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite
Airline Code :  
Lapland Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Lentohuolto Oy   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951 - 1969*
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy. Renamed to Finnwings & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Airline Code :  
Line Support   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2011 - 2015
Comments : Nordic Global Airlines was founded in Apr2011 & started operations in Aug2011. It ceased operations on 31May2015
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra)   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Flybe Nordic began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra)
Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines
Airline Code :  
Oy Nordair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1973* - 1979
Comments : Finnaviation was formed in 1950 as Lentohuolto Oy. Renamed to Finnwings & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Genealogy : Lentohuolto Oy >Finnwings + Oy Nordair =>Finnaviation >>Finnair
Airline Code :  
Polar-Air Oy   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1969* - 1970*
Comments : Polar-Air Oy was founded in 1969 by Finnair to operate charter flights
Genealogy : >Finnair
Airline Code :  
RV Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RVI
Salora   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Mid 1970s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sir-Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967 - 1981*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Skargardsflyg   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1956* - 2002*
Comments : Skargardsflyg was founded in 1956. Regional flying scheduled services between Finland and Sweden.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 5Q : LND
Snowbird Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Comments : Snowbird Airlines commenced operations on 02 O2014 but in Dec2014 operations were suspended. The airline hoped to return to operation later after revising its strategy
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Soder Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Comments : Soder Air was established and started operations in 2003
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OV : SDE
Spearair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1974
Comments : Spearair was a charter airline that was formed by Mr Keihänen and his travel agnecy, Keihäsmatkat (Spear Travel) in 1972
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Turku Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

1974* - date
Comments : Turku Air was founded in 1974
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Utin Lento   
Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Wasawings   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1992
Comments : Wasawings received its AOC in Nov1981. The company lost its flying licence when a second crash which killed 5 people on 14Nov1988
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Wingo xprs   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Comments : Wingo xprs is a small airline company that was founded 2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
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