Tor Air

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Tor Air
IATA
OD
ICAO
OAI
Callsign
TORLINE
Founded 2008
Commenced operations December 2008
Ceased operations 20 December 2011
Operating bases
Fleet size 4
Destinations 32
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Key people Sven Roland Vinsell (Chairman)
Torbjorn Vinsell (President)
Website www.torair.com
A Tor Air Boeing 737–400.

Tor Air AB, operated as Tor Air, was a charter airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its main base was Gothenburg City Airport.[1]

History

An earlier Swedish independent airline named Tor-Air had existed during 1965 and 1966 and flew Curtiss Commando freight aircraft on charter work.

The company was established by private investors and received a Swedish Air Operators Certificate on 1 December 2008.[1] It commenced operations in December 2008 with a Boeing 737–400 leased from International Lease Finance Corporation.[2] The airline specialised in wet-lease and charter operations, particularly operating services for other carriers when needed.[1] Tor Air later acquired two Boeing 737-300s to fly from Manchester to Preveza and Gothenburg, as well as London-Gatwick to destinations such as Faro, Skiathos, Bourgas, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zante, Kos, Corfu and Rhodes.

On 25 April 2010, Tor Air's Boeing 737–400 operated the first commercial service between Baghdad and London in 20 years, while on a wet lease to Iraqi Airways.[3] It was a short lived service how ever as a lawyer for Kuwait tried to have the aircraft seized in London due to financial problems between Iraq and Kuwait, this was not possible though as the aircraft belonged to a Swedish company and not an Iraqi company.[4]

Collapse

On 20 December 2011, Tor Air had its licence revoked by Sweden’s transportation board,[5] due to lack of sufficient financial resources.[6] All staff were made redundant.

Destinations

Tor Air operated charter flights, serving the following destinations (as of March 2011):

[Base] Base
[Seasonal] Seasonal service
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Baghdad  Iraq BGW ORBI Baghdad International Airport
Burgas  Bulgaria BOJ LBBG Burgas Airport
Chania  Greece CHQ LGSA Chania International Airport
Cologne/Bonn  Germany CGN EDDK Cologne Bonn Airport [Seasonal]
Corfu  Greece CFU LGKR Corfu International Airport
Dubrovnik  Croatia DBV LDDU Dubrovnik Airport
Erbil  Iraq EBL ORER Erbil International Airport
Faro  Portugal FAO LPFR Faro Airport
Friedrichshafen  Germany FDH EDNY Friedrichshafen Airport
Gothenburg  Sweden GSE ESGP Gothenburg City Airport [Base]
Gothenburg  Sweden GOT ESGG Landvetter Airport
Heraklion  Greece HER LGIR Heraklion International Airport
Kalamata  Greece KLX LGKL Kalamata International Airport
Kefalonia  Greece EFL LGKF Kefalonia Island International Airport
Kos  Greece KGS LGKO Kos Island International Airport
Larnaca  Cyprus LCA LCLK Larnaca International Airport
Lemnos  Greece LXS LGLM Lemnos International Airport
London  United Kingdom LGW EGKK Gatwick Airport [Base]
Malmö  Sweden MMX ESMS Malmö Airport
Manchester  United Kingdom MAN EGCC Manchester Airport
Paphos  Cyprus PFO LCPH Paphos International Airport
Pula  Croatia PUY LDPL Pula Airport
Preveza/Lefkada  Greece PVK LGPZ Aktion National Airport
Rhodes  Greece RHO LGRP Rhodes International Airport
Samos  Greece SMI LGSM Samos International Airport
Santorini  Greece JTR LGSR Santorini National Airport
Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt SSH HESH Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
Skiathos  Greece JSI LGSK Skiathos Island National Airport
Stockholm  Sweden ARN ESSA Arlanda Airport
Sulaymaniyah  Iraq ISU ORSU Sulaymaniyah International Airport
Tehran  Iran IKA OIIE Imam Khomeini International Airport [Seasonal]
Thessaloniki  Greece SKG LGTS Thessaloniki International Airport
Verona  Italy VRN LIPX Verona Airport
Volos  Greece VOL LGBL Nea Anchialos National Airport
Zakynthos  Greece ZTH LGZA Zakynthos International Airport

Fleet

The Tor Air fleet included the following aircraft in September 2011:[1]

Tor Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-212 1 0 177 (0/177) Operated by BH Air
Boeing 737-300 2 0 148 (0/148) Operated by Small Planet Airlines
Boeing 737-400 1 0 150 (12/138)
Total 4 0

References

  1. ^ a b c d Endres 2010, p. 149
  2. ^ Lee Ann Tegtmeie (2011). "Tor Air Selects Sabena Technics | AVIATION WEEK". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Baghdad to London flights resume". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ AFP / The Swedish Wire (30 April 2010). "Baghdad. Kuwaiti authority tried to seize Swedish airplane". The Swedish Wire online. Retrieved 2010-08-10. BAGHDAD (AFP) -The first commercial flight between Baghdad and London in 20 years – operated by Swedish carrier Tor Air...When the airplane arrived at <the airport> in London, the lawyer for the Kuwaiti authority tried to seize it, but he failed, because the airplane belongs to a Swedish company [wet-lease carrier Tor Air]... 
  5. ^ Tor Air licence revoked
  6. ^ Tor Air licence revoked – Swedish

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