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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, 2017Go! Aviation, having had their license revoked in Jan2017, has filed for bankruptcy [news]
January 28, 2017Finnish regulator revoked Go! Aviation's licences in Jan2017 [status change] (thanks ch-aviiation)
January 13, 2017Blue1, founded as Air Botnia, merged into CityJet in 2015 [status change]
December 28, 2016Go! Aviation flies scheduled member flights in Europe & operations start in Finland in 2017 [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Aero   

2002 - 2002*

Status?

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Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)   

1924 - 1968

Renamed

^ Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. Finnair became the official name on 25Jun1968

^ Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair

Air Aland (Air Åland)   

2005 - 2012

Renamed

^ 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)

Air Botnia   

1988 - 2004

Renamed

^ Comments : Blue1 was founded as Air Botnia in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1988. Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in Jan2004

^ Genealogy : Air Botnia >Blue1

Air Carelia   

1983* - 1987*

Status?

^ Comments : Air Carelia was founded in 1983

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Air Finland   

2003 - 2012

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Finland was founded in Jan2002. Started operations on 03Apr2003, ceased on 26Jun2012 & filed for bankruptcy on 26Jul2012

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Air Finlandia   

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Air100   

2012 - 2016

Inactive

^ 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 :  

Airlink Finland   

2011 - date

Active

^ Comments : Avies (Estonia) began regular service in Finland using this name in Oct1911

^ Genealogy :  

Blue1   

2004 - 2015

Renamed

^ 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

Copterline   

1990 - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments : Copterline was Finland's largest helicopter airline. On 15Feb2010, Copterline filed for bankruptcy, citing inability to keep the company profitable

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Deltacraft   

2001* - 2004*

Inactive

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Euro-Flite   

1970* - 1998

Renamed

^ Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998

^ Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite

Finlantic   

Early 1960s

Inactive

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Finnair   

1968 - date

Active

^ Comments : The charter establishing the Aero Oy was signed in Helsinki on 12Sep1923, registered on 01Nov1923 with it's first flight on 20Mar1924. Finnair became the official name on 25Jun1968

^ Genealogy : Aero Oy >Finnair

Finnaviation   

1979 - 1996

Renamed

^ 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

Finncomm   

1997 - 2011

Renamed

^ 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

Finnwings   

1970* - 1979

Renamed

^ 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

FirstClass   

2012* - 2013*

Status?

^ 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

Fly Lappeenranta   

2008* - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Flybe Nordic   

2011 - 2015

Renamed

^ Comments : Flybe Nordic began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as Nordic Regional Airlines, Norra

^ Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines

Flyg & Far Åland   

2005 - 2005

Renamed

^ 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)

Flying Finn Airlines   

2003 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Flying Finn Airlines was established in Dec2002 and started operations on 16 Mar2003. On 27Jan2004, Flying Finn ceased all flights & entered bankruptcy. Made up of laid-off crews from Air Scandic offering scheduled services from Helsinki

^ Genealogy :  

Go! Aviation  updated

2016 - 2017

Inactive

^ 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

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Green Air   

(2016)

Began?

^ Comments : Green Air is a virtual carrier hoping to start operations shortly

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Holiday Magic Finland*   

1973* - 1975

Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Jet Time Finland   

2014 - date

Active

^ Comments : Jet Time Finland started operations on 02Jun2014

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Jetflite   

1980* - date

Active

^ Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998

^ Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite

Karair (Kar-Air)   

1957 - 1996

Renamed

^ 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

Karhumaki Airways   

1950 - 1957

Renamed

^ 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

KoneAir   

Pre 1970

Renamed

^ Comments : Jetflite was founded in 1980. Merged with Euro-Flite (formerly KoneAir) in 1998

^ Genealogy : KoneAir >Euro-Flite >>Jetflite

Lapland Air   

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments :  

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Lentohuolto Oy   

1951 - 1969*

Renamed

^ 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

Line Support   

2011 - 2012*

Renamed

^ 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

Nordic Global Airlines   

2011 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : Nordic Global Airlines was founded in Apr2011 & started operations in Aug2011. It ceased operations on 31May2015

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Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra)   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : Flybe Nordic began operations on 20Oct2011 & in May2015 it was rebranded as Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra)

^ Genealogy : Finncomm >Flybe Nordic >Nordic Regional Airlines

Oy Nordair   

1973* - 1979

Renamed

^ 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

Polar-Air Oy   

1969* - 1970*

Renamed

^ Comments : Polar-Air Oy was founded in 1969 by Finnair to operate charter flights

^ Genealogy : >Finnair

RV Aviation   

1989* - 1989*

Status?

^ Comments :  

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Salora   

Mid 1970s

Inactive

^ Comments :  

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Sir-Air   

1967 - 1981*

Status?

^ Comments :  

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Skargardsflyg   

1956* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments : Skargardsflyg was founded in 1956. Regional flying scheduled services between Finland and Sweden.

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Snowbird Airlines   

2014 - 2014

Inactive

^ 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

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Soder Air   

2003 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments : Soder Air was established and started operations in 2003

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Spearair   

1972* - 1974

Inactive

^ Comments : Spearair was a charter airline that was formed by Mr Keihänen and his travel agnecy, Keihäsmatkat (Spear Travel) in 1972

^ Genealogy :  

Turku Air   

1974* - date

Active

^ Comments : Turku Air was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

Utin Lento   

1989 - date

Active

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Wasawings   

1981 - 1992

Inactive

^ Comments : Wasawings received its AOC in Nov1981. The company lost its flying licence when a second crash which killed 5 people on 14Nov1988

^ Genealogy :  

Wingo xprs   

2008 - 2010

Inactive

^ Comments : Wingo xprs is a small airline company that was founded 2007

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