Airwing

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Airwing
Airwing logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
NWG Norwing
Founded 2004
Operating bases Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Notodden Airport, Tuven Bergen Airport, Flesland
Fleet size 5
Destinations 3
Headquarters Lørenskog, Norway
Key people Jarle Granheim (General manager) Bernt Raiby Wasler (Accountable manager)
Website www.airwing.no

Airwing AS is a Norwegian airline based at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. It operates a fleet of Beechcraft Super King Airs, which it uses for a mix of scheduled, air taxi and air ambulance services. Established in 2004, the airline initially focused on air ambulance and air taxi operations. A route from Notodden to Stavanger commenced in 2011, followed the following year with a route from Notodden to Bergen. A route from Stavanger to Florø was inaugurated in 2013. In 2017, Airwing opened a scheduled route from Notodden to Bergen. Their fleet consists of five Beechcraft Super King Air.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 2004 with a base at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. Using a fleet of Beechcraft King Air, the airline flew a mix of air taxi and business charter flights. About half the company's revenue was sourced from international air ambulance flights on contract with various insurance companies. The airline had a revenue of 28 million Norwegian kroner in 2011 and had 18 employees. By 2012 the airline bought its sixth Beechcraft Super King Air.[1]

Airwing commenced its first scheduled service on 11 July 2012, from Notodden Airport, Tuven to Stavanger Airport, Sola. With one daily round trip, to Stavanger in the morning and to Notodden in the afternoon, the route targeted the subsea industry in Notodden and Kongsberg.[1] The route sufficiently successful that Airwing started a second route out of Notodden, to Bergen Airport, Flesland. This route was, however, in competition with an existing airline, Bergen Air Transport. As with the Stavanger route, the Bergen route was flown out of Notodden in the morning with a return in the afternoon.[2] From 21 May 2013 Airwing extended the Stavanger service with a second leg, continuing onwards to Florø Airport and with a return in the afternoon.[3] By 2015 the route to Bergen had been terminated.[4]

Destinations[edit]

The following destinations were served by Airwing as scheduled services.

Airwing destinations
Location Airport Start End Ref(s)
Bergen Bergen Airport, Flesland 2012 2014 [2][4]
Florø Florø Airport 2013 present [3]
Notodden Notodden Airport, Tuven 2011 present [1]
Stavanger Stavanger Airport, Sola 2011 present [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pedersen, Jarle (5 June 2012). "Daglig fra bluesbyen til oljebyen". Telemarksavisa (in Norwegian). p. 14–15. 
  2. ^ a b Edvardsen, Erik (6 March 2013). "Airwing satser nytt fra Notodden". Telemarksavisa (in Norwegian). p. 6. 
  3. ^ a b Frøyen, Dag Nesbø (16 May 2013). "Ny rute Stavanger–Florø". Firdaposten (in Norwegian). p. 7. 
  4. ^ a b Buverud, Unni (21 April 2015). "Møttes på flyplassenn". Telen (in Norwegian). p. 4.