Air Finland

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Air Finland
Air Finland logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
OF FIF AIR FINLAND
FoundedJanuary 2002 (2002-01)
Commenced operationsApril 2003 (2003-04)
Ceased operationsJune 26, 2012 (2012-06-26)
Operating basesHelsinki Airport
Destinations6 (scheduled)
HeadquartersVantaa, Finland
Websitewww.airfinland.fi
Air Finland head office

Oy Air Finland was an airline with its head office and base at Helsinki Airport in Vantaa, Finland,[1] which was operating chartered and scheduled flights to holiday destinations, as well as aircraft lease services.[2] The company was founded in 2002 and filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

History[edit]

Boeing 757-200 in the old livery at Kangerlussuaq Airport (2010).
Boeing 757-200 in the latest livery at Málaga Airport (2012).
An ex-Air Finland Boeing 757-200 in basic Jet2 Holidays livery at Leeds Bradford International Airport (2011)

The airline was established in January 2002 and started flight operations on 3 April 2003. It was owned by three individuals from the aviation, finance and travel marketing industries: Harri Naivo (Chairman and Chief Financial Officer), Mika Helenius (Chief Executive Officer), and Lauri Komi. At March 2007, the company had 210 employees.[2] On 26 June 2012, Air Finland announced that it would immediately cancel all flights and filed for bankruptcy.

Destinations[edit]

As of March 2011, Air Finland operated scheduled flights to the following destinations.[3] The broad range of charter flights offered by the airline is not included.

Fleet[edit]

As of June 2012, the Air Finland fleet consisted of three Boeing 757-200 aircraft with an average age of 18 years. They provided space for 219–235 passengers in an all-economy class cabin layout.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oy Air Finland Ltd in English Archived 2012-06-25 at the Wayback Machine." Air Finland. Retrieved on 25 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ "Air Finland booking engine". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  4. ^ Air Finland fleet list at planespotters.net

External links[edit]

Media related to Air Finland at Wikimedia Commons