Nordic European Airlines

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Nordic European Airlines
Nordic European Airlines logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations 1991
Ceased operations 1998
Fleet size See Fleet below
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic European Airlines (IATA: DJICAO: NOD) was an Charter Airlines airline based Stockholm, Sweden.

Company history[edit]

Nordic East Logo

Nordic European Airlines began its life in 1991 as Nordic East Airways operating one Douglas DC-9-21 aircraft on charters to the Mediterranean region. In 1992 the airline received two MD-80s. Because they needed an aircraft with a longer range than the MD-80s, the airline acquired Boeing 737-300 aircraft and the DC-9s and MD-80s were returned to the leasing companies while additionally a 737-400 was acquired.

In 1995 Nordic East acquired two Lockheed L-1011s from Cathay Pacific and with those, and a third aircraft added later, the charter work was expanded. Business comprised sub-charter duties for other carriers like the German LTU.

The airline changed its name to Nordic European Airlines - NEA at the end of 1996, but by the next year the airline was in financial difficulties and operations were suspended March 1998, with the international business of the airline in receivership.[1]



  1. ^ Hengi,[page needed]; Nordic East/Nordic European Company Profile Brochure, Stockholm/Cologne 1998
  • Hengi, B. I. (2000). Airlines Remembered. Hersham, England, UK: Midland Publishing. ISBN 978-1857800913. 

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