Avia Express

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Avia Express
Aviaexpress.gif
IATA
JZ
ICAO
SKX
Callsign
SKY EXPRESS
Founded 1940
Hubs Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Fleet size 12
Parent company Salénia
Headquarters Jönköping, Sweden
Website http://www.aviaexpress.se/

Avia Express is a charter airline based in Stockholm, Sweden. Its main base is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

History[edit]

The airline was founded in 1940 by Mr. and Mrs. Thuring in Fårösund, Sweden. It did primary work for the Swedish Airforce. In 1945 Avia started with agricultural flights and training of pilots. In 1984, Gotlandsbolaget buys Avia, which it owned until one year after the merger with AMA-Flyg/Salair in 1992. In 1993 Salénia became the sole owner of Avia, which they re-branded into Skyways Express. At the same time Scandinavian Airlines shuts down Swedair and decides to buy a stake in Skyways instead. In 2009 Skyways sales unit and operational division was separated and the operational division was renamed Avia again.[1]

Fleet[edit]

The Avia Express fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 23 August 2010):

Avia Express Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Fokker 50 12 0 ten aircraft are operated for Skyways Express and two aircraft are leased to Air Baltic
Total 12 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aviaexpress.se/Our_history.htm Avia Express "Our History"