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A/S Aero

1920 - 1920* Inactive  
>> Founded by Tancred Ibsen in January 1920 and operated limited mail flights from the Bestumkilen bay in Oslo

Aerotransport

1924* - 1946 Inactive  
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AgderFly

1988* - 1992* Status?  
>> Kjevik based carrier

Agderfly Taxi

1996* - 1996* Status?  
>> Kjevik based carrier {could be AgderFly 1988*).

Air Europe Scandinavia

1989 - 1991 Renamed >Norway Airlines
>> Scheduled and charter passenger airline from Oslo Fornebu (OSL). [NORWAY AIRLINES was a Fornebu based carrier that was formed as NORWAY AIRLINES , renamed to AIR EUROPE SCANDINAVIA and then back]

Air Executive Norway

1972 - 1980 Renamed >Norwegian
>> [NORWEGIAN was formed as BUSY BEE AIRSERVICE and operated between 1972 and 1980 as AIR EXECUTIVE NORWAY. The name was changed back to BUSY BEE in 1980 until being renamed to NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE in 1993. The current name was adopted to concentrate on low-cost operations. Acuired FLYNORDIC in 2007 and integrated the airline in in 2008]

Air Norway

2003 - date Active  
>> Small regional network

Air Services Ibis

1975 - 1975 Inactive  
>>  

Air Stord

1970 - 1999 Inactive  
>> Scheduled charter internationa regional domestic passenger and cargo airline. Based at Stord Airport. Filed for bankruptcy in early 1999.

Air Team

1978 - 2000 Inactive  
>> Notodden based charter, cargo and air taxi operator.

Air West

1988* - 1992 Renamed >Norwegian Airlines
>> [NORWEGIAN AIRLINES was formed as AIR WEST in 1988]

Air-Charter Norway

1983* - 1983* Status?  
>>  

Airwing

2004^ - date Active  
>> 19MAY2013: Airwing to start Notodden to Florø via Stavanger from May 21 2013

Air-X

1987* - 1988* Status?  
>> Fornebu based carrier.

Arctic Air

2000 - 2003 Inactive  
>> Kautokeino, Alta based airline that operated on scheduled flights within northern Norway, Finland and Russia. Was founded by the merger of two small charter airlines. Went bankrupt in 2003.

Ari Air

1990* - 1990* Status?  
>>  

Atcon

1998* - 1999* Status?  
>> Transport Consultants of Norway. Charter airline, both passenger and cargo.

BAT (Bergen Air Transport)

1961 - 1977* Inactive  
>> Sola based airline that was formed to support the oil industry. Cargo charters began in 1971. Eventually ceased operating.

BenAir (Ben Air)

2004* - 2006* Status?  
>> Norway branch of the Danish company with the same name.

Bergen Air Transport

1975* - 1975* Status?  
>> cargocharter flights. Head office Flesland Airport, Bergen, Norway Fleet Two DC-4, one DC-3

Bergen Air Transport

1999 - date Active  
>> Bergen Flesland (BGO) based scheduled and charter carrier and is owned by Geir Hellsten and Håkon Lie-Nielsen

Bergen Aviation

1986 - 1988 Inactive  
>>  

Braathens

2000 - 2004 Renamed >SAS
>> International and domestic services [SAS NORGE was formed by Braathens shipping in 1946 for long haul charters and known as BRAATHENS S.A.F.E. It's international routes were taken over by SAS, circ 1954 and the airline reverted to domestic services. It became Norway's largest regional airline and then branced out again into international services. Purchased TRANSWEDE (Sweden) in 1997 and MALMO AVIATION (Sweden) in 1998. Dropped the S.A.F.E. in 2000. Fully taken over by SAS in 2001 and renamed to SAS BRAATHENS in 2004 and to SAS NORGE in 2007. Integrated into the mainline carrier as of 1st October 2009]

Braathens S.A.F.E.

1946 - 2000 Renamed >SAS
>> International and domestic services

Busy Bee

1980 - 1993 Renamed >Norwegian
>> Regional services

Busy Bee AirService

1966* - 1972 Renamed >Norwegian
>> [NORWEGIAN was formed as BUSY BEE AIRSERVICE and operated between 1972 and 1980 as AIR EXECUTIVE NORWAY. The name was changed back to BUSY BEE in 1980 until being renamed to NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE in 1993. The current name was adopted to concentrate on low-cost operations. Acuired FLYNORDIC in 2007 and integrated the airline in in 2008]

Classic Norway Air

2004 - 2007* Status?  
>> Holiday services within Scandinavia. Molde based

Coast Aero Center

1986 - 1988* Renamed >Coast Air
>> Avaldsnes based [COAST AIR was formed as COAST AERO CENTER]

Coast Air

1988* - 2008 Inactive Coast Air
>> Scheduled and charter, international and domestic, passenger and cargo airline based in Avaldsnes. COAST AIR was formed as COAST AERO CENTER. Ceased operations

Color Air

1998 - 1999 Inactive  
>> Low cost airline that operated as from August 1998. Ceased operations in 1999

Coronet Norge

1969* - 2001 Inactive  
>>  

DNL (Det Norske Luftfartrederi)

1920 - 1920 Inactive  
>>  

DNL (Det Norske Luftfartselskap)

1935 - 1948 Renamed >SAS
>> DNL was established in 1933 under the full name Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Fred. Olsen & Bergenske A/S, named after two shipping companies that provided much of the financing, Fred. Olsen and Bergenske. In 1935, the airline bought their first aircraft, a Junkers W 34 (LN-DAB). This aircraft served the mail route between Oslo - Gothenburg - Copenhagen. They also bought a Junkers Ju 52. In 1936, the airline bought additional Junkers Ju 52s. One of these survives today as the oldest airworthy Ju 52. In 1936, the company also got a Sikorsky S.43 "Baby Clipper" flying boat, which was to be operated in pool on air service to the United States, via Reykjavik, in cooperation with Pan American Airways, in an arrangfement negotiated by Bernt Balchen. A few days before the start of the operation the Americans cancelled the agreement. The plane was then used for a route Oslo - Stockholm (where the S.43 could land on the new Bromma airport), but it was no commercial success, and the plane was finally sold to French airline Aéromaritime. DNLs first passenger route was between Bergen - Ålesund - Molde - Kristiansund - Trondheim - Brønnøysund - Sandnessjøen - Bodø - Narvik and Harstad. This route was a summer route and opened in June, 1936 and ceased in 1939 when the Germans took the aircraft. During 1940 - 1941 the route was operated together with German pilots. In 1946, the airline started routes to North Norway and Europe and the fleet consisted of seven JU 52s, two DC-3s and two DC-4s. At that same time, the airline started intercontinental traffic in cooperation with Det Danske Luftfartselskab and Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik in an SAS Agreement. In 1948 the company was merged into SAS Group

FEEL Air

(2012) Began?  
>> FEEL Air will start long haul-low cost operations out of Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen respectively in 2010. First destinations are New York (JFK) and Bangkok (BKK). All the initial routes are set and approved. Launch date yet to be determined

Fjellanger Wideroe

1970 - 1996* Status? >Wideroe
>> FJELLANGER WIDEROE was formed in 1971 through a merger of WIDEROE FLYVELSKAP and FJELLANGERS OPPMALING. Based at Ringerude. Purchased by Helitrans

Fjellangers Oppmaling

1970^ - 1970 Renamed >Wideroe
>> FJELLANGER WIDEROE was formed in 1970 through a merger of WIDEROE FLYVELSKAP and FJELLANGERS OPPMALING. Based at Ringerude.

Fjellfly

1954* - 1972 Inactive  
>> Founded by Snorre Sturla Kjetilson in 1954 with its main hub at Skien Airport, Geiteryggen. Offered passenger, goods and charter flights

Fjellfly

1977* - 2005 Renamed >ScanAviation
>> Charter carrier out of Sola Airport, Stavanger [SCANAVTION was formed in 1977 as FJELLFLY]

Fly Naxi Nord

2006* - 2007* Status?  
>> Tromso based air taxi operator

Fly Sentert

**** - **** Status?  
>> Services from Bodø

FlyNonstop

2013 - 2013 Inactive  
>> Flynonstop to launch services from Kristianstad in 2013 serving major routes like Barcelona, London & Paris using an E190 on @denimair AOC / 29Oct13: ceased operations & filed for bankruptcy

Fonnafly

1970^ - date Active  
>> Fonnafly was established 30 years ago at Rosendal and is thus among the oldest airline companies in the country. During a period Fonnafly was also one of Norway´s largest taxi/charter airlines, but that was prior to the separation of the landplane division in 1990

Fred Olsen's Flyselskap

1946 - 1997 Inactive  
>> A subsiduary of the shipping group of the same name. Cargo charters out of Fornebu Airport

Guardair

1992* - 2001 Inactive  
>> Ceased operations in 2001

Hamarfly

1995 - 1998* Status?  
>>  

Hangar 5 Air Services

1999* - 1999* Status?  
>> Crashed a Cessna 208 Grand Caravan in the Shetland Islands in 1999.

Helikopter Services

1966 - 2000 Renamed >CHC Helicopter
>>  

Helitrans

1997 - date Active  
>> Description Helicopter and fixed wing operation based in Norway. Operates scheduled and charter passenger and cargo flights, as well as special mission flights.

Hesnes Air (Hesnes Flyinvest)

1992* - date Active  
>> Hesnes Air AS is a commercially licensed helicopter and fixed wing operator based in our own hangar at Sandefjord Airport, Torp. The helicopter operation specialises on long sling operations, electrical power line work in addition to flying passengers. The fixed wing operation is mainly executive charter and cargo. In additon we do aircraft management.

Kato Airline

1995 - 2008 Inactive  
>> Evenes based local airline formed by Karl Johan and Torlaug Karlson. Scheduled passenger services and daily freight services for Newspapers Northern Norway

Konnafly

1999* - 1999* Status?  
>> Bergen based Cessna 206 floatplane operator.

Konya Airlines

1989* - 1990* Status?  
>> Received new aircraft in late 1989

Krohn Air

2010 - 2014 Inactive  
>> Services down the west coast from Molde / 07Feb14: has filed for bankruptcy after suspending all flights effective February 4

Lofotfly

1996* - 1996* Status?  
>> Flew Cessna 206 seaplanes for sightseeing out of Svolvaer.

Lufttransport

1971 - date Active  
>> Bardufoss based carrier, specialising in air ambulance roles.

Master Aviation

1998* - 1998* Status?  
>>  

Mey-Air Transport (MeyAir)

1967* - 1973 Inactive  
>> Fornebu based charter airline that operated NAMC YS-11 and B737-200 aircraft. Ceased operations in 1973 due to financial problems.

Morefly

1960* - 1964* Status? Luftransport
>> Morefly is a Norwegian charter operator based on Alesund. Air ambulance and photos Name changed in 1996 to Luftransport

Morofly (Morefly)

1990* - 1991* Status?  
>>  

Nor Aviation

1997^ - 1998* Renamed >Sundt Air
>> Sundt Air was founded in 1997 under the name of Nor Aviation, and all assets were aquired in 1998 by Petter C.G. Sundt, one of Norway's leading businessmen

Nor Flyselskap

1962* - 1968* Status?  
>> de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2D crash in 1968

Nordic Air

1970 - 1973* Status?  
>> Sundt Air was founded in 1997 under the name of Nor Aviation, and all assets were aquired in 1998 by Petter C.G. Sundt, one of Norway's leading businessmen

Nordisk Luftkraft

1918 - 1920 Inactive  
>> Founded at the end of 1918 by R Sandberg. He founded the company together with S Sverre, E Lund and A Bryn. Managing Director of the company was Arthur Kallevig and in the Board of Directors sat the later Chief of Air Routes at DNL, Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen. The NLK bought eight Caudron G.III in France and one AVRO 504 in England

Nord-Norges Aero

1929* - 1934* Inactive  
>> Owned by Gidsken Jakobsen, the first women to actually own an airline in Norway. She was the second femaile to get a pilot's license (#1 being Turid Wideroe)

Nordsjofly

1975 - 1982* Status?  
>> Operated Piper and Cessna aircraft.

Nordvestfly

2006* - 2007* Status?  
>> Air taxi out of Henda, 6530 Averøy. Near Kristiansund

Nor-Fly Charter

1974 - 1985 Renamed >Partnair
>> Passenger and charter carrier. [PARTNAIR was a Fornebu based airline that acquired NOR-FLY in 1985].

Norronafly

1960* - 1960* Status?  
>> Fornebu based carrier.

Norsk Air (NorskAir)

1961 - 1989 Renamed >Wideroe
>> Torp Airport, Sandfjord based carrier that was purchased by WIDEROE and was renamed to WIDEROE NORSK AIR for a while.

Norsk Flyveselskap

1912^ - 1914 Status?  
>> First airline company registered in Norway was A/S Norsk Flyveselskap in 1912

Norske Flytjeneste

1969 - 1985 Renamed >Wideroe
>> Torp Airport, Sandfjord based carrier that eventually was eventually renamed or merged. The other activity was renamed Norsk Flytjeneste. In 1969, Norsk Flytjeneste and Jotun, a large Sandefjord-based industrial company, established Penguin Air Service, where Norsk Flytjeneste owned 25 percent of the shares. Penguin Air Service company bought a Piper PA-31 Navajo and started charter services for Jotun. In 1975, Bugge Supplyship also joined the joint venture and a second aircraft was bought. Most of the traffic was for the oil industry to Stavanger

Norske Luftruter

1927^ - 1934* Inactive  
>>  

North Express

(2010) Began? North Express
>> NORWEGIAN EXPRESS was renamed to NORTH EXPRESS prior ro it's start

Norving

1972 - 1988* Status? Norving
>> NORVING was formed in 1960 as VARANGFLY. Kirkenes based passenger and freight carrier that was the first operator of Do 228-100

Norway Airlines

1987 - 1989 Renamed >Norway Airlines
>> [NORWAY AIRLINES was a Fornebu based carrier that was formed as NORWAY AIRLINES , renamed to AIR EUROPE SCANDINAVIA and then back].

Norway Airlines

1991 - 1992 Inactive Norway Airlines
>> NORWAY AIRLINES was a Fornebu based carrier that was formed as NORWAY AIRLINES , renamed to AIR EUROPE SCANDINAVIA and then back

Norwegian (Norwegian Air Shuttle)

2002 - date Active Norwegian
>> NORWEGIAN was formed as BUSY BEE AIRSERVICE and operated between 1972 and 1980 as AIR EXECUTIVE NORWAY. The name was changed back to BUSY BEE in 1980 until being renamed to NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE in 1993. The current name was adopted to concentrate on low-cost operations. Aqcuired FLYNORDIC in 2007 and integrated the airline in in 2008. Started as a lo-cost domestic operator and moved into international scheduled services

Norwegian Air Norway

2014 > Planned  
>> Norwegian has submitted an application to the Norwegian civil aviation authority, Luftfartstilsynet, to establish a new lower cost operator, tentatively named Norwegian Air Norway AS.

Norwegian Air Shuttle

1993 - 2002 Renamed >Norwegian Air Shuttle
>> Ad-hoc charters, IT and contract flights. [NORWEGIAN was formed as BUSY BEE AIRSERVICE and operated between 1972 and 1980 as AIR EXECUTIVE NORWAY. The name was changed back to BUSY BEE in 1980 until being renamed to NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE in 1993. The current name was adopted to concentrate on low-cost operations].

Norwegian Airlines

1992 - 1993 Inactive Norwegian Airlines
>> NORWEGIAN AIRLINES was formed as AIR WEST in 1988

Norwegian Airlines (Norske Luftfartselskap)

1947* - 1948* Status?  
>>  

Norwegian Express

(2010) Began? >North Express
>> [NORWEGIAN EXPRESS was renamed to NORTH EXPRESS prior ro it's start]

Norwegian Long Haul

2013 - date Active  
>> Norwegian has set-up a new subsidiary called Norwegian Long Haul ahead of the launch of long-haul operations from Oslo Gardermoen

Norwegian Overseas Airways

1971 - 1976* Inactive  
>> Worldwide charter cargo services. Eventually ceased operating.

Partnair

1971 - 1992* Status? Partnair
>> PARTNAIR was a Fornebu based airline that acquired NOR-FLY in 1985.

Penguin Air Service

1978* - 1979* Status?  
>>  

Peteair

1948* - 1949* Status?  
>>  

Polarfly

1947* - 1948 Renamed >Wideroe
>> Based in Narvik and was acquired by WIDEROE FLYVSELSKAP

Polaris Air Transport

1964* - 1969 Inactive  
>> Oslo based mon-scheduled passenger and cargo services. Ceased operations in 1969

Rorosfly Cargo

1973* - 1975* Status?  
>> Flew ATL 98 Carvair in 1974.

SAS Braathens

2004 - 2007 Renamed >SAS
>> International and domestic services [SAS NORGE was formed by Braathens shipping in 1946 for long haul charters and known as BRAATHENS S.A.F.E. It's international routes were taken over by SAS, circ 1954 and the airline reverted to domestic services. It became Norway's largest regional airline and then branced out again into international services. Purchased TRANSWEDE (Sweden) in 1997 and MALMO AVIATION (Sweden) in 1998. Dropped the S.A.F.E. in 2000. Fully taken over by SAS in 2001 and renamed to SAS BRAATHENS in 2004 and to SAS NORGE in 2007. Integrated into the mainline carrier as of 1st October 2009]

SAS Norge

2007 - 2009 Renamed >SAS
>> SAS NORGE was formed by Braathens shipping in 1946 for long haul charters and known as BRAATHENS S.A.F.E. It's international routes were taken over by SAS, circ 1954 and the airline reverted to domestic services. It became Norway's largest regional airline and then branced out again into international services. Purchased TRANSWEDE (Sweden) in 1997 and MALMO AVIATION (Sweden) in 1998. Dropped the S.A.F.E. in 2000. Fully taken over by SAS in 2001 and renamed to SAS BRAATHENS in 2004 and to SAS NORGE in 2007. Integrated into the mainline carrier as of 1st October 2009. International and domestic services

Scancopter-Service

1956^ - 1966 Renamed >CHC Helicopter
>>  

Scanex (Scandinavian Executive Air Service)

1978* - 1979* Status?  
>>  

Scanwings

1998* - 1999* Status?  
>> Sola Airport, Stavanger based carrier.

Sola Air Service

1996* - 1996* Status?  
>> Charter for freight and cargo based Sola Airport, Stavanger.

Solberfly

1963* - 1965* Status?  
>> Tonsberg based carrier

Sorfly

1963* - 1964* Status?  
>> charter operator that undertakes taxi and ambulance flying and the operation of a flying school. Kristiansand

Stellar Airfreighter

1970 - 1977* Inactive  
>> Ceased operating.

Stord Flytransport (Air Transport)

1998* - 1999* Status?  
>> Stord to Oslo services

Sundt Air

1998* - date Active Sundt Air
>>  

Sundt Atlanta Skybridge

2010 - 2012* Status?  
>> SUNDT ATLANTA AIRBRIDGE is a new joint venture between Air Atlanta Icelandic (CC/Reykjavik Keflavik) and business charter operator Sundt Air (MDT/Oslo Gardermoen)

Sunndalsfly

**** - **** Status?  
>> Services from Sunndalsøra

Teddy Air

1990 - 2004 Inactive  
>> Domestic scheduled and charter passenger and cargo airline based in Geiteryggen Airport, Skien.

Telemark Flyselskap

1952* - 1971 Status?  
>>  

Thor Solberg Aviation

1963* - 1966* Status?  
>> Tonsberg based carrier

Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap

1938^ - 1940 Inactive  
>> Finally, worth mentioning is the Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap A/S that was formed in December 1938 by Thor Solberg. He wanted to form an airline company for the Bergen-area. Aircraft belonging to the company were the Aeronca K, LN-EAU and the Cessna C37 Airmaster, LN-FAK. The airline company performed taxi-, ambulance- and joy ride flights. The Cessna was temporary chartered to the A/S Vest-Norges Flyveselskap in Bergen that used it for taxi and joy ride flights. In 1939 latter went brook and Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap A/S took over. He stationed his aircraft in the Geiranger Fjord and started also with the transportation of goods to remote mountain lodges. At the start of the Second World War in September 1939 these flights were disrupted by the restriction laid upon civil aviation. Thor Solbergs Flyveselskap AS was allowed to continue to fly until January 1940.

Thor Trangvald Flyveselskap

(1920*) Began?  
>> Did not operate as airline

Trans Polar

1970* - 1971 Inactive  
>> Ceased trading in 1971.

Trans Wing

2002* - 2006* Status?  
>> Gardemoen, Oslo based carrier. Operated a King Air 200 into Norwich Airport in late 2002.

Transair Norway

(1963*) Began?  
>> Transair Norway A/S is a new charter company formed by Transair Sweden and with capital largely subscribed by Norwegian interests.

Troll Air

1972 - 1972 Inactive  
>>  

Tronderfly

1978* - 1979* Status?  
>>  

Ugland Air Taxi

1995* - 1998* Status?  
>> Kjevik Airport, Kristiansand based

Varangfly

1960 - 1972 Renamed >Norving
>> [NORVING was formed in 1960 as VARANGFLY]

Vestfly

1992* - 1993* Status?  
>> Avaldsnes based carrier

Vestfoldfly

1961 - 1969 Renamed  
>> The airline was established as Vestfoldfly by Øyvind Skaunfelt in 1961. He had been working at Thor Solberg's aviation school at Tønsberg Airport, Jarlsberg, and was offered to purchase the school and airplanes when Solberg retired.

Vestlandske Luftfartselskap

1952* - 1952* Status?  
>> Bergen to Trondheim (in summer). Fleet: Short Sealand.

Viking Air Transport

1980* - 1980* Status?  
>> Kristiansand based carrier

Vildanden

2005 - 2011 Inactive  
>> Regional airline flying from Skien Airport, Geiteryggen. It started flying on January 24, 2005, and now flies up to four times daily to Bergen Airport, Flesland with a 33-seater Saab 340 B wetleased from Avitrans. It ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy in January 2011

Vingtor Airways (Vingtor Luftveier)

1946* - 1948* Inactive  
>>  

Westair

(2004) Began?  
>>  

Wideroe (Widerøe''s Flyveselskap)

1958 - date Active Wideroe
>> Widerøe was founded by Viggo Wideroe and 4 friends. Norway''s oldest airline beginning with a serice between Oslo and Haugesund. Shortly after this Wideroe began postal flights to Kirkenes on behalf of DNL. Acquired POLARFLY in 1950 & NORSK AIR in 1989 and formed WIDEROE NORSK AIR for a while. International and regional services

Wideroe Norsk Air

1989 - 1996* Renamed >Wideroe
>> Renamed from NORSK AIR after purchase by WIDEROE and operated for a short while. Opertated out of Sandefjord Airport. Merged into parent company

Widerøe's Flyveselskap & Polarfly A/S

1948 - 1958 Renamed >Wideroe
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