Nordic Airways

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Nordic Airways
Logo-leisure 500.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2004
Ceased operations 2009
Hubs Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people Gunnar Olsson, Managing Director

Nordic Airways was an airline based in Stockholm, Sweden. It operated extensive charter and wet lease services. The company's low-cost airline subsidiary Nordic Regional also operates a scheduled network of services linking five domestic and one international destination. Its main base was Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.[1]

Nordic Airways served charter flights for Airtours, Apollo and Neckerman as well as ACMI charters for SAS, Germanwings, Spanair, Sterling, LTE International Airways, Air Comet and Centralwings.


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The airline originated from a privately owned airline Reguljair, which started services between Luleå and Stockholm in 2001, by which time it had become Nordic Airlink. Finnair acquired 85% of the company in 2003 and the company was split into two. The Finnair low cost subsidiary FlyNordic and the privately held Nordic Leisure. For domestic Nordic Leisure flights the brand Nordic Regional is used. The Nordic Airways name was adopted for Nordic Leisure/Nordic Regional in January 2006.[1]

On 2 January 2009, Nordic Airways operated the first commercial flight between Europe and Iraq in 17 years. The flight carrying about 150 passengers and operated between Copenhagen and Baghdad[2]

On 24 January 2009 Nordic Airways lost their operation permission according to latest news in Swedish media due to bad financial situation.[3]

The successor of Nordic Airways is Air Sweden.


The Nordic Airways fleet included the following aircraft (as of 8 September 2008):[4]


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 56. 
  2. ^ "European flight lands in Baghdad". BBC News. BBC. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
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  4. ^ CH-Aviation - Nordic Airways

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