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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
  

Latest updates

18Apr15addedGiaevair: intends to start with DHC-6-400 seaplanes out of Tromsø
13Jan15updateA/S Aero End date confirmed as 1921. Airline becoming part of the aircraft factory in Tønsberg, Norske Aeroplanfabrik
04Jul14addedViking International Airlines hoping to launch services from the north of Norway to the USA and Far East

dates are searchable using xxyyyzzzz (ie 23Apr2006) format

AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsTree
 A/S Aero

1920 - 1921

Inactive

A/S Aero was formed by Tancred Ibsen in Jan1920

 

 Aerotransport

1924* - 1946

Inactive

 

 

 AgderFly

1988* - 1992*

Status?

 

 

 Agderfly Taxi

1996* - 1996*

Status?

 

 

 Air Europe Scandinavia

1989 - 1991

Renamed

 

Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

 Air Executive Norway

1972 - 1980

Renamed

airline was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService

....Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee >Norwegian

 Air Norway

2003 - date

Active

 

 

 Air Services Ibis

1975 - 1975

Inactive

 

 

 Air Stord

1970 - 1999

Inactive

airline was founded in 1970

 

 Air Team

1978 - 2000

Inactive

 

 

 Air West

1988* - 1992

Renamed

airline was founded in 1988

Air West >Norwegian Airlines

 Air-Charter Norway

1983* - 1983*

Status?

 

 

 Airwing

2004^ - date

Active

 

 

 Air-X

1987* - 1988*

Status?

 

 

 Arctic Air

2000 - 2003

Inactive

 

 

 Ari Air

1990* - 1990*

Status?

 

 

 Atcon

1998* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 BAT (Bergen Air Transport)

1961 - 1977*

Inactive

 

 

 BenAir (Ben Air)

2004* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 Bergen Air Transport

1975* - 1975*

Status?

 

 

 Bergen Air Transport

1999 - date

Active

airline was formed in 1998

 

 Bergen Aviation

1986 - 1988

Inactive

 

 

 Braathens

2000 - 2004

Renamed

 

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

 Braathens S.A.F.E.

1947 - 2000

Renamed

established on 26Mar1946 & started operations on 30Jan1947

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

 Busy Bee

1980 - 1993

Renamed

airline was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService

....Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee >Norwegian

 Busy Bee AirService

1966* - 1972

Renamed

airline was formed in 1966

....Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee >Norwegian

 Classic Norway Air

2004 - 2007*

Status?

 

 

 Coast Aero Center

1986 - 1988*

Renamed

 

Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

 Coast Air

1988* - 2008

Inactive

 

Coast Aero Center >Coast Air

 Color Air

1998 - 1999

Inactive

 

 

 Coronet Norge

1969* - 2001

Inactive

 

 

 DNL (Det Norske Luftfartrederi)

1920 - 1920

Inactive

 

 

 DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap)

1935 - 1948

Renamed

started operations on 11Jun1935

>SAS

 FEEL Air

(2012)

Began?

 

 

 Fjellanger Wideroe

1970 - 1996*

Status?

 

>Wideroe

 Fjellangers Oppmaling

1970* - 1970

Renamed

airline was formed in 1970

>Wideroe

 Fjellfly

1954* - 1972

Inactive

founded by Snorre Sturla Kjetilson in 1954

 

 Fjellfly

1977* - 2005

Renamed

 

>ScanAviation

 Fly Naxi Nord

2006* - 2007*

Status?

 

 

 Fly Sentert

**** - ****

Status?

 

 

 FlyNonstop

2013 - 2013

Inactive

 

 

 Fonnafly

1970^ - date

Active

 

 

 Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

1946 - 1997

Inactive

 

 

 Giaevair

2015 >

Planned

Giaevair intends to start with DHC-6-400 seaplanes out of Tromsø

 

 Guardair

1992* - 2001

Inactive

 

 

 Hamarfly

1995 - 1998*

Status?

 

 

 Hangar 5 Air Services

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 Helikopter Services

1966 - 2000

Renamed

 

>CHC Helicopter

 Helitrans

1997 - date

Active

 

 

 Hesnes Air (Hesnes Flyinvest)

1992* - date

Active

 

 

 Kato Airline

1995 - 2008

Inactive

airline was founded in 1995

 

 Konnafly

1999* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 Konya Airlines

1989* - 1990*

Status?

 

 

 Krohn Air

2010 - 2014

Inactive

 

 

 Lofotfly

1996* - 1996*

Status?

 

 

 Lufttransport

1971 - date

Active

 

 

 Master Aviation

1998* - 1998*

Status?

 

 

 Mey-Air Transport (MeyAir)

1967* - 1973

Inactive

 

 

 Morefly

1960* - 1964*

Status?

 

Luftransport

 Morofly (Morefly)

1990* - 1991*

Status?

 

 

 Nor Aviation

1997^ - 1998*

Renamed

 

>Sundt Air

 Nor Flyselskap

1962* - 1968*

Status?

 

 

 Nordic Air

1970 - 1973*

Status?

 

 

 Nordisk Luftkraft

1918 - 1920

Inactive

 

 

 Nord-Norges Aero

1929* - 1934*

Inactive

 

 

 Nordsjofly

1975 - 1982*

Status?

 

 

 Nordvestfly

2006* - 2007*

Status?

 

 

 Nor-Fly Charter

1974 - 1985

Renamed

 

>Partnair

 Norronafly

1960* - 1960*

Status?

 

 

 Norsk Air (NorskAir)

1961 - 1989

Renamed

 

>Wideroe

 Norsk Flyveselskap

1912^ - 1914

Status?

First airline company registered in Norway, in 1912

 

 Norske Flytjeneste

1969 - 1985

Renamed

 

>Wideroe

 Norske Luftruter

1927* - 1934*

Inactive

airline was founded in 1927

 

 North Express

(2010)

Began?

 

North Express

 Norving

1972 - 1988*

Status?

 

Norving

 Norway Airlines

1987 - 1989

Renamed

 

Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

 Norway Airlines

1991 - 1992

Inactive

 

Norway Airlines >Air Europe Scandinavia >Norway Airlines

 Norwegian (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

2002 - date

Active

airline was formed in 1966 as Busy Bee AirService

....Air Executive Norway >Busy Bee >Norwegian

 Norwegian Air Norway

2015 >

Planned

 

 

 Norwegian Air Shuttle

1993 - 2002

Renamed

 

>Norwegian Air Shuttle

 Norwegian Airlines

1992 - 1993

Inactive

airline was founded in 1988 as Air West

Air West >Norwegian Airlines

 Norwegian Airlines (Norske Luftfartselskap)

1947* - 1948*

Status?

 

 

 Norwegian Express

(2010)

Began?

 

>North Express

 Norwegian Long Haul

2013 - date

Active

 

 

 Norwegian Overseas Airways

1971 - 1976*

Inactive

 

 

 Partnair

1971 - 1992*

Status?

 

Partnair

 Penguin Air Service

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

 

 Peteair

1948* - 1949*

Status?

 

 

 Polarfly

1947* - 1948

Renamed

 

>Wideroe

 Polaris Air Transport

1964* - 1969

Inactive

 

 

 Rorosfly Cargo

1973* - 1975*

Status?

 

 

 SAS Braathens

2004 - 2007

Renamed

 

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

 SAS Norge

2007 - 2009

Renamed

SAS Braathens renamed to SAS Norge on 01May2007

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

 Scancopter-Service

1956^ - 1966

Renamed

 

>CHC Helicopter

 Scanex (Scandinavian Executive Air Service)

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

 

 Scanwings

1998* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 Sola Air Service

1996* - 1996*

Status?

 

 

 Solberfly

1963* - 1965*

Status?

 

 

 Sorfly

1963* - 1964*

Status?

 

 

 Stellar Airfreighter

1970 - 1977*

Inactive

 

 

 Stord Flytransport (Air Transport)

1998* - 1999*

Status?

 

 

 Sundt Air

1998* - date

Active

 

Sundt Air

 Sundt Atlanta Skybridge

2010 - 2012*

Status?

 

 

 Sunndalsfly

**** - ****

Status?

 

 

 Teddy Air

1990 - 2004

Inactive

Teddy Air was founded in 1989 at Geiteryggen Airport, Skien

 

 Telemark Flyselskap

1952* - 1971

Status?

 

 

 Thor Solberg Aviation

1963* - 1966*

Status?

 

 

 Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap

1938^ - 1940

Inactive

 

 

 Thor Trangvald Flyveselskap

(1920*)

Began?

 

 

 Trans Polar

1970* - 1971

Inactive

 

 

 Trans Wing

2002* - 2006*

Status?

 

 

 Transair Norway

(1963*)

Began?

 

 

 Troll Air

1972 - 1972

Inactive

 

 

 Tronderfly

1978* - 1979*

Status?

 

 

 Ugland Air Taxi

1995* - 1998*

Status?

 

 

 Varangfly

1960 - 1972

Renamed

 

>Norving

 Vestfly

1992* - 1993*

Status?

 

 

 Vestfoldfly

1961 - 1969

Renamed

 

 

 Vestlandske Luftfartselskap

1952* - 1952*

Status?

 

 

 Viking Air Transport

1980* - 1980*

Status?

 

 

 Viking International Airlines

(2014)

Began?

 

 

 Vildanden

2005 - 2011

Inactive

 

 

 Vingtor Airways (Vingtor Luftveier)

1946* - 1948*

Inactive

 

 

 Westair

(2004)

Began?

 

 

 Wideroe (Widerøe''s Flyveselskap)

1934 - date

Active

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

Wideroe

 Wideroe Norsk Air

1989 - 1996*

Renamed

 

>Wideroe

 Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly A/S

1948 - 1958

Renamed

 

>Wideroe

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