Linjeflyg

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Linjeflyg
Linjeflyg.svg
IATA
LF
ICAO
LIN
Callsign
SWEDLINE
Founded 1957
Ceased operations 1993
Hubs Bromma Airport 1957-1983
Arlanda Airport 1983-1993
Fleet size 35 (1992)
Destinations 39 (1992)
Parent company SAS AB
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people

Sven Östling (1957-1973)
Sten Sandberg (1973-1978)
Jan Carlzon (1978-1980)
Olle Hedberg (1980-1983)
Christer Magnusson (1984-1987)
Christer Nilsson (1987-1992)

Jan Sundling (1992-1993)
Website http://www.linjeflyg.com/english.htm

Linjeflyg was formed in 1957 as a Swedish domestic airline by Scandinavian Airlines System, Dagens Nyheter AB and Stockholms-Tidningen AB.

In October 1983, Linjeflyg moved from Stockholm-Bromma Airport in the central part of Stockholm, to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in the north of Stockholm. Bromma had been the main hub for Linjeflyg since 1957. On 10 September 1990, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) sold their 50% in Linjeflyg to Bilspedition for 475 million Swedish crowns (SEK). Approximately six months later SAS bought it back. In February 1992, Linjeflyg became too big a threat for SAS as they planned a strategic alliance with Braathens and Maersk Air. The alliance would have been to competitive on the intra-Scandinavian capital routes and on the domestic networks. Consequently, SAS bought up the last 50% in Linjeflyg, to perpetuate its dominance. On 1 January 1993, Linjeflyg was merged into SAS. Linjeflyg was Sweden's largest domestic airline. It served over 20 domestic airports and carried over 5 million people annually. Linjeflyg had 2200 employees in 1992, and was the largest Fokker F28 operator in the world, at that time.

Fleet[edit]

A Linjeflyg Fokker F28 at EuroAirport
Aircraft Active between (year) Number of planes Seating capacity Remarks
Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior 1957 1 9 Former Airtaco AB plane, was not painted in the colors of Linjeflyg.
Lockheed L-18 Lodestar 1957-60 4 15
Douglas DC-3 1957-65 16 28-32
Convair 340 and 440 Metropolitan 1960-79 23 52-56
Aero 680 Grand Commander 1965-67 2 7-8 Operated by Ehrenström Flyg AB. Linjeflyg titles on the fuselage.
Nord 262 1967-75 4 26
Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1973-92 20 65-70, 85 Operated both Fokker F28 Mk.1000 (3) and Fokker F28 Mk.4000 (17). Excludes one short-term leased F28 Mk.1000 from Martinair as well as two F28 Mk.6000 leased from Fokker. Was the launch customer of the Mk.4000 which was a customized version for Linjeflyg.
Boeing 737-500 1990-92 10 130-131 First delivery in April 1990.[1]
Boeing 737-300 1989-91 2 147-148 Oneplane leased from Maersk Air and one from ILFC.[2]
Boeing 737-33AQC 1991-92 3 142[1] Operated by Falcon Air in Linjeflyg livery.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On November 20, 1964 Linjeflyg flight 267V, operated by Convair CV-340 SE-CCK, crashed during an approach at Ängelholm . In instrument conditions, the crew abandoned the set procedure and began the landing too soon. The reason for this must have been that the crew allowed themselves to be misled by an arrangement of lights peculiar to the airfield with which, apart from certain information received during the approach, they were not acquainted. 31 people were killed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JP airline-fleets international 1992/93
  2. ^ JP airline-fleets international 1991/92
  3. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 

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