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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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25Sep2017

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

25Feb2017

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

28Jan2017

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

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aero  updated in 2017
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Started with flights from Helsinki to Talinn, the Estonian capital
Aero Oy (Finnish Air Lines)  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

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
Air Aland (Air Åland)   
Status : Renamed

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
Air Botnia   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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
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
Babcock Scandinavian MediCopter  added in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : DFL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Babcock Scandinavian MediCopter is an air ambulance operation
Blue1   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2015
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 2015 [CityJet was formed as Business City Direct by Patrick Byrne in Sep1992 & operations started 12Jan1994 after being renamed]
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
Deltacraft   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

Early 1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Finnair  updated in 2017
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. Launch customer for ATR42 after taking over KAR AIR. International and domestic, passenger and charter carrier
Finnaviation   
Status : Renamed

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 & merged with Oy Nordair to form Finnaviation. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Finncomm  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

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)
Finnwings   
Status : Renamed

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. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
FirstClass   
Status : Unsure

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
Fly Lappeenranta   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2010
Airline Code : 8H : HWY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Flybe Nordic  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

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)
Flyg & Far Åland  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

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
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
Go! Aviation  updated in 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
Green Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet Time Finland started operations on 02Jun2014
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
Karair (Kar-Air)   
Status : Renamed

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
Karhumaki Airways   
Status : Renamed

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
KoneAir   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Lentohuolto Oy   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951 - 1969*
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. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Line Support   
Status : Renamed

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
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
NoRRA (Nordic Regional Airlines)  updated in 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)
Oy Nordair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1973* - 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. Absorbed into Finnair in 1996
Polar-Air Oy   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Soder Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : OV : SDE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Soder Air was established and started operations in 2003
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
Turku Air  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1974* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Turku Air was founded in 1974 (Turku based commuter carrier)
Utin Lento   
Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Wasawings   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1992
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
Wingo xprs   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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