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Norway is a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, occupying the western and northern portions of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered on the north by the Barents Sea, an arm of the Arctic Ocean, on the northeast by Finland and Russia, on the east by Sweden, on the south by Skagerrak Strait and the North Sea, and on the west by the Norwegian Sea. The Norwegian coastline extends about 2740 km (about 1700 mi); including all the fjords and offshore islands, the coastline totals about 21,930 km (about 13,620 mi). The islands, known locally as the skerry guard, form a protected waterway along the coast. Norway has a land area of 385,639 sq km (148,896 sq mi). Oslo is Norway's capital and largest city
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August 21, 2016FlyTaxi Nord [added] merged into Viking Air Norway (>>FlyViking)
August 21, 2016FlyViking was renamed from Giaevair (founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola GiŠver.) [status change]. Had Viking Air Norway [added] merge in
August 14, 2016Bristow Norway [added] started operations from the Norwegian oil capital Stavanger in 1993 as Norsk Helikopter [added]. Renamed in Apr2009
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

A/S Aero

1920 - 1921Inactive

A/S Aero was formed by Tancred Ibsen in Jan1920

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Aerotransport

1924* - 1946Inactive

 

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AgderFly

1988* - 1992*Status?

 

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Agderfly Taxi

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

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Air Europe Scandinavia

1989 - 1991Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Air Executive Norway

1972 - 1980Renamed

Norwegian was formed as Busy Bee AirService. Operated between 1972 and 1980 as Air Executive Norway. Changed back to Busy Bee in 1980 & renamed to Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993

^ Genealogy - Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian Air Shuttle >Norwegian

Air Norway

2003 - dateActive

 

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Air Services Ibis

1975 - 1975Inactive

 

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Air Stord

1990 - 1999Inactive

Air Stord was founded in Jan1990 & ceased operations on 19Jan1999

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Air Team

1978 - 2000Inactive

Air Team was a Notodden based charter, cargo and air taxi operator, founded in 1978

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Air West

1988* - 1992Renamed

Air West was founded in 1988

^ Genealogy - Air West >Norwegian Airlines

Air-Charter Norway

1983* - 1983*Status?

 

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Airwing

2004* - 2015Inactive

Airwing, formed in 2004, ceased operations in Dec2015 due to a downturn in oil prices

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Air-X

1987* - 1988*Status?

 

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Arctic Air

1996 - 2003Inactive

Arctic Air was a Kautokeino, Alta based airline that operated regional scheduled flights. Founded in 1996, Last scheduled flight on 30Mar2003 & filed for bankruptcy in Nov2003

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Ari Air

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

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Atcon

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

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BAT (Bergen Air Transport)

1961 - 1977*Inactive

BAT was a Sola based airline that was formed in 1961 to support the oil industry. Cargo charters began in 1971

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BenAir (Ben Air)

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

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Bergen Air Transport

1999 - dateActive

Bergen Air Transport was founded in 1998 by Geir Hellsten and Håkon Lie-Nielsen, and commenced operations the following year

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Bergen Aviation

1986 - 1988Inactive

 

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Braathens

1998 - 2004Renamed

On 23Mar1998, Braathens SAFE changed its name and corporate identity to Braathens

^ Genealogy - Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Braathens Helikopters

1990 - 1993Renamed

Braathens Helikopters was a off-shoot of Braathens SAFE that was founded in 1989. Merged into Helikopter Services in 1993

^ Genealogy - Braathens Helikopters >>Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

Braathens S.A.F.E.

1947 - 1998Renamed

Braathens S.A.F.E. was established on 26Mar1946 & started operations on 30Jan1947. On 23Mar1998, Braathens SAFE changed its name and corporate identity to Braathens

^ Genealogy - Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Bristow Norway

2009 - dateActive

Bristow Norway started operations from the Norwegian oil capital Stavanger in 1993 as Norsk Helikopter. Renamed to Bristow Norway in Apr2009

^ Genealogy - Norsk Helikopter >Bristow Norway

Busy Bee

1980 - 1993Renamed

Norwegian was formed as Busy Bee AirService. Operated between 1972 and 1980 as Air Executive Norway. Changed back to Busy Bee in 1980 & renamed to Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993

^ Genealogy - Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian Air Shuttle >Norwegian

Busy Bee AirService

1966 - 1972Renamed

Norwegian was formed as Busy Bee AirService. Operated between 1972 and 1980 as Air Executive Norway. Changed back to Busy Bee in 1980 & renamed to Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993

^ Genealogy - Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian Air Shuttle >Norwegian

CHC Helikopter Service

2000 - 2009Renamed

CHC Helicopter was formed as Scancopter-Service in 1956. Renamed to Helikopter Services in 1966 & CHC Helikopter Service in 2000. Renamed again to CHC Norway & back to CHC Helikopter Service

^ Genealogy - Scancopter Service >Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

CHC Helikopter Service

2010 - dateActive

CHC Helicopter was formed as Scancopter-Service in 1956. Renamed to Helikopter Services in 1966 & CHC Helikopter Service in 2000. Renamed again to CHC Norway & back to CHC Helikopter Service

^ Genealogy - Scancopter Service >Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

CHC Norway

2009 - 2010Renamed

CHC Helicopter was formed as Scancopter-Service in 1956. Renamed to Helikopter Services in 1966 & CHC Helikopter Service in 2000. Renamed again to CHC Norway & back to CHC Helikopter Service

^ Genealogy - Scancopter Service >Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

Classic Norway Air

2004 - 2007*Status?

 

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Coast Aero Center

1986 - 1988*Renamed

Coast Air was founded & started operations as Coast Aero Center in 1975 from Haugesund Airport. Ceased operations on 23Jan2008

^ Genealogy - Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

Coast Air

1988* - 2008Inactive

Coast Air was founded as Coast Aero Center in 1975 & ceased operations on 23Jan2008

^ Genealogy - Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

Color Air

1998 - 1999Inactive

Color Air was a low cost airline that operated as from Aug1998. Ceased operations in 1999

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Coronet Norge

1969* - 2001Inactive

 

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DNL (Det Norske Luftfartrederi)

1920 - 1920Inactive

The first Norwegian airline, DNL (Det Norske Luftfartrederi) was founded on 18Mar1918

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DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap)

1935 - 1948Renamed

DNL was established in 16Oct1933 & started operations on 11Jun1935

^ Genealogy - DNL (Norway) + DDL (Denmark) + SILA (Sweden) =>OSAS >ESAS >SAS

FEEL Air

(2012)Began?

 

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Fjellanger Widerøe

1970 - 1996*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - >Widerøe

Fjellangers Oppmaling

1970* - 1970Renamed

Fjellangers Oppmaling was formed in 1970

^ Genealogy - >Widerøe

Fjellfly

1954* - 1972Inactive

founded by Snorre Sturla Kjetilson in 1954

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Fjellfly

1977* - 2005Renamed

 

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Fly Sentert

**** - ****Status?

 

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FlyNonstop

2013 - 2013Inactive

FlyNonstop commenced operations out of Kristiansand on 25Apr2013 & ceased on 29Oct2013

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FlyTaxi Nord

2006* - 2015Renamed

FlyTaxi Nord merged into FlyViking

^ Genealogy - FlyTaxi Nord >>Viking Air Norway >>FlyViking

FlyViking

2016 >Planned

FlyViking was renamed from Giaevair (founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola Giæver.). Had Viking Air Norway merge in

^ Genealogy - Giaevair >FlyViking

Fonnafly

1970* - dateActive

Fonnafly was established in 1970 at Rosendal and is thus among the oldest airline companies in the country

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Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

1946 - 1997Inactive

Fred Olsen's Flyselskap was a subsiduary of the shipping group of the same name that was founded in 1946. Cargo charters out of Fornebu Airport

^ Genealogy - Nordic Air >>Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

Giaevair

2015 - 2016Renamed

FlyViking was renamed from Giaevair (founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola Giæver.). Had Viking Air Norway merge in

^ Genealogy - Giaevair >FlyViking

goTO-Nordics

2016 >Planned

goTO-Nordics is planning to start scheduled passenger operations 18May of this year with flights from Haugesund to Bremen Neuenland in Germany, and Pisa in Italy

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Guardair

1992* - 2001Inactive

 

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Hamarfly

1995 - 1998*Status?

 

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Hangar 5 Air Services

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

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Helikopter Services

1966 - 2000Renamed

CHC Helicopter was formed as Scancopter-Service in 1956. Renamed to Helikopter Services in 1966 & CHC Helikopter Service in 2000. Renamed again to CHC Norway & back to CHC Helikopter Service

^ Genealogy - Scancopter Service >Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

Helitrans

1990 - dateActive

Helitrans started helicopter services from Trondheim Airport in 1990. In 1997 the company started a fixed-wing division, with a Dornier Do-228, but it ceased fix-wing in Dec2012

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Hesnes Air (Hesnes Flyinvest)

1992 - dateActive

Hesnes Air was established in 1992

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Jet Set Air Direct

2016 >Planned

Jet Set Air Direct intends to launch direct flights between Namsos and Rørvik to Oslo in 2016

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Kato Airline

1996 - 2008Inactive

Kato Airline was founded on 16Feb1995. Received its AOC on 21Feb1996 & ceased operation on 02Sep2008

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Konnafly

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

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Konya Airlines

1989* - 1990*Status?

 

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Krohn Air

2010 - 2014Inactive

Krohn Air started operations on 03Feb2010 from Molde. Filed for bankruptcy after suspending all flights on 04Feb2014

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Lofotfly

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

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Lufttransport

1971 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Mørefly >>Luftransport

Master Aviation

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

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Mey-Air Transport (MeyAir)

1967* - 1973Inactive

 

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Mørefly

1955 - 1995Renamed

Mørefly was established by Elling Lande, Per Dalen and Kåre Stein Haram on 10Jun1955. Merged into Luftransport in 1995

^ Genealogy - Mørefly >>Luftransport

Nor Aviation

1997* - 1998Renamed

Sundt Air was founded in 1997 under the name of Nor Aviation

^ Genealogy - Nor Aviation >Sundt Air

Nor Flyselskap

1962* - 1968*Status?

 

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Nordic Air

1970 - 1973Renamed

Nordic Air was started by the brothers Arne & Einar Karlsen at Sandefjord Airport, Torp & merged into Fred Olsen Air Transport in 1973

^ Genealogy - Nordic Air >>Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

Nordisk Luftkraft

1918 - 1920Inactive

Nordisk Luftkraft was founded at the end of 1918 by R Sandberg with S Sverre, E Lund and A Bryn.

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Nordlandsfly

1971* - 1972Renamed

Varangfly acquired Nordlandsfly in 1972

^ Genealogy - Nordlandsfly >>Varangfly >Norving

Nord-Norges Aero

1929* - 1934*Inactive

 

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Nordsjofly

1975 - 1982*Status?

 

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Nordvestfly

2006* - 2007*Status?

 

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Nor-Fly Charter

1974 - 1985Renamed

Partnair was a Fornebu based airline that acquired Nor-Fly Charter (formed in 1974) in 1985

^ Genealogy - Nor-Fly Charter >>Partnair

Norronafly

1960* - 1960*Status?

 

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Norsk Air (NorskAir)

1961 - 1989Renamed

Norsk Air was a Torp Airport, Sandfjord based carrier that was purchased by Wideroe and was renamed to Wideroe Norsk Air for a while.

^ Genealogy - Norsk Air >Widerøe Norsk Air >>Widerøe

Norsk Flyveselskap

1912* - 1914Status?

First airline company registered in Norway, in 1912

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Norske Flytjeneste

1969 - 1985Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Widerøe

Norske Luftruter

1927* - 1934*Inactive

Norske Luftruter was founded in 1927

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North Express

(2010)Began?

Norwegian Express was renamed to North Express prior to its' start

^ Genealogy - North Express (Norway)

Norving

1972 - 1993Inactive

Varangfly was founded on 24Jul1959 by Bjarne Zakariassen, Bjørn Rist & Odd Bentzen. In 1971 it merged with Nor-Wings, & bought Nordlandsfly in 1972. Renamed to Norving in 1972

^ Genealogy - Varangfly >Norving

Norway Airlines

1987 - 1989Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Norway Airlines

1991 - 1992Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Norwegian (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

2002 - dateActive

Norwegian was formed as Busy Bee AirService. Operated between 1972 and 1980 as Air Executive Norway. Changed back to Busy Bee in 1980 & renamed to Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993

^ Genealogy - Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian Air Shuttle >Norwegian

Norwegian Air Norway

2015 - dateActive

 

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Norwegian Air Shuttle

1993 - 2002Renamed

Norwegian was formed as Busy Bee AirService. Operated between 1972 and 1980 as Air Executive Norway. Changed back to Busy Bee in 1980 & renamed to Norwegian Air Shuttle in 1993

^ Genealogy - Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian Air Shuttle >Norwegian

Norwegian Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive

Norwegian Airlines was founded in 1988 as Air West

^ Genealogy - Air West >Norwegian Airlines

Norwegian Airlines (Norske Luftfartselskap)

1947* - 1948*Status?

 

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Norwegian Express

(2010)Began?

Norwegian Express was renamed to North Express prior to its' start

^ Genealogy - >North Express (Norway)

Norwegian Long Haul

2013 - dateActive

 

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Norwegian Overseas Airways

1971 - 1976*Inactive

 

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Nor-Wings

1970* - 1971Renamed

In 1971, Varangfly merged with Tromsø-based Nor-Wings

^ Genealogy - Nor-Wings >>Varangfly >Norving

Partnair

1971 - 1992*Inactive

Partnair was founded on 30Jun1971 & ceased operations on 11Oct1989

^ Genealogy - Nor-Fly Charter >>Partnair

Penguin Air Service

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Peteair

1948* - 1949*Status?

 

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Polarfly

1947* - 1948Renamed

Polarfly was based in Narvik and was acquired by Widerøe's Flyveselskap

^ Genealogy - >Widerøe

Polaris Air Transport

1964* - 1969Inactive

 

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Rorosfly Cargo

1973* - 1975*Status?

 

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SAS Braathens

2004 - 2007Renamed

SAS Braathens renamed to SAS Norge on 01Jun2007 & is fully absorbed into SAS on 01Oct2009

^ Genealogy - Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

SAS Norge

2007 - 2009Renamed

SAS Braathens was renamed to SAS Norge on 01May2007 & is fully absorbed into SAS on 01Oct2009

^ Genealogy - Braathens S.A.F.E. >SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Scancopter-Service

1956* - 1966Renamed

CHC Helicopter was formed as Scancopter-Service in 1956. Renamed to Helikopter Services in 1966 & CHC Helikopter Service in 2000. Renamed again to CHC Norway & back to CHC Helikopter Service

^ Genealogy - Scancopter Service >Helikopter Services >CHC Helikopter Service >CHC Norway >CHC Helikopter Service

Scanex (Scandinavian Executive Air Service)

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Scanwings

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

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Sola Air Service

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

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Solberfly

1963* - 1965*Status?

 

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Sørfly

1946 - 1962Status?

Sørfly was a Norwegian charter operator based at Kristiansand

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Stellar Airfreighter

1970 - 1977*Inactive

 

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Stord Flytransport (Air Transport)

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

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Sundt Air

1998 - dateActive

Sundt Air was founded in 1997 under the name of Nor Aviation

^ Genealogy - Nor Aviation >Sundt Air

Sundt Atlanta Skybridge

2010 - 2012*Status?

 

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Sunndalsfly

**** - ****Status?

 

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Teddy Air

1990 - 2004Inactive

Teddy Air was founded in 1989 by Harald Sørensen at Geiteryggen Airport, Skien. Commenced operations on 18Jul1990 & terminated its operations on 17Aug2004, stating that they were not making any money

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Telemark Flyselskap

1952* - 1971Status?

 

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Thor Solbergs Aviation

1963* - 1966*Status?

Thor Solbergs Flyselskap was a Tonsberg based carrier

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Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap

1938* - 1940Inactive

Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap was formed in Dec1938 by Thor Solberg. At the start of the WWII flights were disrupted by the restriction ln civil aviation. It was allowed to continue to fly until Jan1940

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Thor Trangvald Flyveselskap

(1920*)Began?

 

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Trans Polar

1970* - 1971Inactive

 

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Trans Wing

2002* - 2006*Status?

 

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Transair Norway

(1963*)Began?

 

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Troll Air

1972 - 1972Inactive

 

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Tröndelag Flyselskap

**** - ****Status?

Tröndelag Flyselskap operated Republic Seabees

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Tronderfly

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Ugland Air Taxi

1995* - 1998*Status?

 

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Varangfly

1960 - 1972Renamed

Varangfly was founded on 24Jul1959 by Bjarne Zakariassen, Bjørn Rist & Odd Bentzen. In 1971 it merged with Nor-Wings, & bought Nordlandsfly in 1972. Renamed to Norving in 1972

^ Genealogy - Varangfly >Norving

Vestfly

1992* - 1993*Status?

 

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Vestfoldfly

1961 - 1969Renamed

 

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Vestlandske Luftfartselskap

1947 - 1957Renamed

Vestlandske Luftfartselskap began as a charter operation on 23Jun1947, began scheduled services in 1951 & was acquired by Braathens SAFE in 1957

^ Genealogy - Vestlandske Luftfartselskap >>Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Viking Air Norway

(2016)Renamed

FlyViking was renamed from Giaevair (founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola Giæver.). Had Viking Air Norway merge in. Flytaxi Nord (-2015) merged into Viking Air Norway

^ Genealogy - Viking Air Norway >>FlyViking

Viking Air Transport

1980* - 1980*Status?

Viking Air Transport was a Kristiansand based carrier

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Viking International Airlines

(2014)Began?

Viking International Airliness' project was cancelled prior to start

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Vildanden

2005 - 2011Inactive

18 local investors founded Vildanden on 23Nov2004 & it started operations on 24Jan2005 from Skien Airport, Geiteryggen. Ceased operations after its last flight on 14Jan2011

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Vingtor Airways (Vingtor Luftveier)

1946* - 1948*Inactive

 

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Westair

(2004)Began?

 

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Widerøe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap)

1934 - dateActive

Wideroe was founded in 1934 by Viggo Wideroe and 4 friends, started operations on 19Feb1934

^ Genealogy - Widerøe

Widerøe Norsk Air

1989 - 1996*Renamed

Norsk Air was a Torp Airport, Sandfjord based carrier that was purchased by Wideroe and was renamed to Wideroe Norsk Air for a while.

^ Genealogy - Norsk Air >Widerøe Norsk Air >>Widerøe

Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly A/S

1948 - 1958Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly A/S >>Widerøe

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