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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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November 13, 2016Line Support [added], founded by the same group as Copterline, resumed services, operated by its Estonian subsidiary Copterline on 09Sep2011. Renamed to FirstClass [added]
November 9, 2016Copterline was Finland's largest helicopter airline. On 15Feb2010, Copterline filed for bankruptcy, citing inability to keep the company profitable [added]
November 8, 2016Jetflite, formed in 1980, is still Active [status change]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Aero

2002 - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
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
^ Genealogy :  
Air Finland

2003 - 2012

Inactive

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

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
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 - date

Active

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

2001* - 2004*

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
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

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
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 Ab 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
^ Genealogy :  
Go! Aviation

2016 >

Planned

^ Comments : Go! Aviation recently obtained its AOC from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (TRAFI). Intended to start in Aug2016 but has been delayed
^ Genealogy :  
Green Air

2016 >

Planned

^ Comments : Green Air is a virtual carrier hoping to start operations shortly
^ Genealogy :  
Holiday Magic Finland*

1973* - 1975

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Jet Time Finland

2014 - date

Active

^ Comments : Jet Time Finland started operations on 02Jun2014
^ Genealogy :  
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 :  
^ Genealogy :  
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
^ Genealogy :  
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 :  
^ Genealogy :  
Salora

Mid 1970s

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Sir-Air

1967 - 1981*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Skargardsflyg

1956* - 2002*

Status?

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

2003 - 2005

Inactive

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

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
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
^ Genealogy :  
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