West Air Sweden

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West Air Sweden
IATA
PT
ICAO
SWN
Callsign
AIR SWEDEN
Founded 1955
Hubs Malmö Airport
Fleet size 18
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Website http://www.westair.se/

West Air Sweden is a cargo airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It operates scheduled and ad hoc freight charter services for FedEx, DHL, TNT and UPS. It is also contracted to operate mail flights 6 nights a week on behalf of the Swedish post office. Its main bases are Lidköping-Hovby Airport (LDK) and Malmö Airport (MMX).

In October 2008 it was announced that the airline would merge with British cargo airline Atlantic Airlines to form a new airline called West Atlantic with its headquarters in Sweden.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1955 as LBF-Eda Varken operating air taxi flights. The name was changed to Abal Air in 1982 and to West Air Sweden in 1992, in co junction with the new airline Time Air Sweden. It then converted to a cargo airline in May 1997 after discontinuing scheduled passenger services between Säve and Sundsvall. During 2006 West Air won a contract with the Norwegian Postal services rendering an expansion of 50% of West Air's capacity.[citation needed]

In October 2011, West Air Sweden, changed name to West Air Luxembourg, because high costs of having a Scandinavian AOC, and now West Air Luxembourg, former West Air Sweden, are all under one airline, with an AOC issued in Luxembourg. All planes who West Air Sweden had, is slowly getting LX- Registrations, and also all planes is transferred to the "new" West Air Luxembourg Operations.

Fleet[edit]

The West Air Sweden fleet consists of the following aircraft as of May 2012: [1]

Aircraft Total
BAe ATP(F) 16
Bombardier CRJ200LR (PF) 3
Total 19

Historical fleet[edit]

Aircraft Note
ATR 72 Operated from 2006 to 2013
Lockheed L-188 Electra Operated from 1993 to 2013; last Electra aircraft to leave England

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