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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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30 December 2015Airwing, formed in 2004, ceases operations in December 2015 due to a downturn in oil prices [status change]
18 April 2015Giaevair: intends to start with DHC-6-400 seaplanes out of Tromsø [added]
13 January 2015A/S Aero End date confirmed as 1921. Airline becoming part of the aircraft factory in Tønsberg, Norske Aeroplanfabrik [update]

>renamed to - >>merged in or absorbed - +> assets taken over - =>> merger resulted in new airline // dates are searchable using ddmmmyyyy

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

 

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Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Air Executive Norway

1972 - 1980Renamed

Air Executive Norway was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService

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Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian

Air Norway

2003 - dateActive

 

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Air Services Ibis

1975 - 1975Inactive

 

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Air Stord

1970 - 1999Inactive

Air Stord was founded in 1970

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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

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Air West >Norwegian Airlines

Air-Charter Norway

1983* - 1983*Status?

 

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Airwing

2004* - 2015Inactive

Airwing, formed in 2004, cease 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 on scheduled flights within northern Norway, Finland and Russia. Founded in 1996

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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

1975* - 1975*Status?

 

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Bergen Air Transport

1999 - dateActive

Bergen Air Transport was formed in 1998

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Bergen Aviation

1986 - 1988Inactive

 

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Braathens

2000 - 2004Renamed

 

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Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Braathens S.A.F.E.

1947 - 2000Renamed

Braathens S.A.F.E. was established on 26Mar1946 & started operations on 30Jan1947

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Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Busy Bee

1980 - 1993Renamed

Busy Bee was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService. It was declared bankrupt on 18Dec1992

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Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian

Busy Bee AirService

1966 - 1972Renamed

Busy Bee AirService was formed in 1966

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Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian

Classic Norway Air

2004 - 2007*Status?

 

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Coast Aero Center

1986 - 1988*Renamed

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

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Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

Coast Air

1988* - 2008Inactive

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

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Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

Color Air

1998 - 1999Inactive

 

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Coronet Norge

1969* - 2001Inactive

 

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DNL (Det Norske Luftfartrederi)

1920 - 1920Inactive

 

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DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap)

1935 - 1948Renamed

DNL started operations on 11Jun1935

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

FEEL Air

(2012)Began?

 

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Fjellanger Wideroe

1970 - 1996*Status?

 

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>Wideroe

Fjellangers Oppmaling

1970* - 1970Renamed

Fjellangers Oppmaling was formed in 1970

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>Wideroe

Fjellfly

1954* - 1972Inactive

founded by Snorre Sturla Kjetilson in 1954

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Fjellfly

1977* - 2005Renamed

 

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>ScanAviation

Fly Naxi Nord

2006* - 2007*Status?

 

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Fly Sentert

**** - ****Status?

 

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FlyNonstop

2013 - 2013Inactive

FlyNonstop ceased operations on 29Oct2013

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Fonnafly

1970^ - dateActive

 

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Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

1946 - 1997Inactive

 

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Nordic Air >>Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

Giaevair

(2015)Began?

Giaevair (Tromsø) is a Norwegian start-up founded and backed by former Wideroe pilot, Ola Giæver.

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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

 

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>CHC Helicopter

Helitrans

1997 - dateActive

 

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Hesnes Air (Hesnes Flyinvest)

1992* - dateActive

 

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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

1995 - 2008Inactive

Kato Airline was founded in 1995 & 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

 

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Lofotfly

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

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Lufttransport

1971 - dateActive

 

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Master Aviation

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

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Mey-Air Transport (MeyAir)

1967* - 1973Inactive

 

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Morefly

1960* - 1964*Status?

 

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Luftransport

Morofly (Morefly)

1990* - 1991*Status?

 

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Nor Aviation

1997^ - 1998Renamed

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

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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 & merged into Fred Olsen Air Transport in 1973

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Nordic Air >>Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

Nordisk Luftkraft

1918 - 1920Inactive

 

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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

 

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Nor-Fly Charter >>Partnair

Norronafly

1960* - 1960*Status?

 

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Norsk Air (NorskAir)

1961 - 1989Renamed

 

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>Wideroe

Norsk Flyveselskap

1912* - 1914Status?

First airline company registered in Norway, in 1912

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Norske Flytjeneste

1969 - 1985Renamed

 

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>Wideroe

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

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North Express (Norway)

Norving

1972 - 1988*Status?

 

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Norving

Norway Airlines

1987 - 1989Renamed

 

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Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Norway Airlines

1991 - 1992Inactive

 

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Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

Norwegian (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

2002 - dateActive

Norwegian was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService

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Busy Bee AirService >Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee +>Norwegian

Norwegian Air Norway

2015 - dateActive

 

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Norwegian Air Shuttle

1993 - 2002Renamed

 

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>Norwegian Air Shuttle

Norwegian Airlines

1992 - 1993Inactive

Norwegian Airlines was founded in 1988 as Air West

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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

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>North Express (Norway)

Norwegian Long Haul

2013 - dateActive

 

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Norwegian Overseas Airways

1971 - 1976*Inactive

 

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Partnair

1971 - 1992*Inactive

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

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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

 

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>Wideroe

Polaris Air Transport

1964* - 1969Inactive

 

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Rorosfly Cargo

1973* - 1975*Status?

 

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SAS Braathens

2004 - 2007Renamed

 

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Braathens S.A.F.E.>SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

SAS Norge

2007 - 2009Renamed

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

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Braathens S.A.F.E. >SAS Braathens >SAS Norge >>SAS

Scancopter-Service

1956^ - 1966Renamed

 

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>CHC Helicopter

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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Sorfly

1963* - 1964*Status?

 

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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

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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 at Geiteryggen Airport, Skien

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Telemark Flyselskap

1952* - 1971Status?

 

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Thor Solberg Aviation

1963* - 1966*Status?

 

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Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap

1938^ - 1940Inactive

 

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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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Tronderfly

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Ugland Air Taxi

1995* - 1998*Status?

 

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Varangfly

1960 - 1972Renamed

 

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>Norving

Vestfly

1992* - 1993*Status?

 

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Vestfoldfly

1961 - 1969Renamed

 

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Vestlandske Luftfartselskap

1952* - 1952*Status?

 

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Viking Air Transport

1980* - 1980*Status?

 

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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

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Vingtor Airways (Vingtor Luftveier)

1946* - 1948*Inactive

 

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Westair

(2004)Began?

 

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Wideroe (Widerøe''s Flyveselskap)

1934 - dateActive

founded in 1934 by Viggo Wideroe and 4 friends, started ops 19Feb1934

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Wideroe

Wideroe Norsk Air

1989 - 1996*Renamed

 

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>Wideroe

Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly A/S

1948 - 1958Renamed

 

^ Genealogy >

>Wideroe

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