In 1953 passenger charters were begun using Douglas DC-3 and soon after the name was changed to Transair Sweden. In 1957 the Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando cargo aircraft was introduced. Douglas DC-6 acquired from SAS were introduced in 1959.
Freight flights on behalf of SAS were begun to cities such as Malmo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Paris. In 1967 Boeing 727-134s were acquired but those were not kept very long. However, a year later Transair was bought by Svenska Handelsbank and financing was introduced to acquire jet aircraft again. Shortly thereafter SAS took a majority holding in Transair Sweden and the airline was kept flying independently under its own colors taking tourists to Spain, the Canary Islands and other Mediterranean destinations. In 1981 SAS sold all the 727s and the employees were integrated into SAS.
- 3 - Airspeed Oxford
- 3 - Douglas DC-3
- 11 - Curtiss C-46 Commando
- 3 - Douglas DC-6
- 6 - Douglas DC-6B
- 11 - Douglas DC-7B
- 4 - Boeing 727-134 and 727-30C
- 1959-1966 - Gösta Ellhammar
Chairman of the Board
- 1958-1963 - Knut Bjuhr
- 1963-1966 - Bengt Elmgren
- 1973-1978 - Knut Hagrup
Accidents and incidents
- September 18, 1961: Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld and 15 other passengers and crew died when their DC-6B (registration SE-BDY) crashed near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). The plane was owned by Transair Sweden and operated for the UN.
- Not to be confused with another company with similar nae that operated between 2002–2003.
- Hengi, B.I. (2000). Airlines Remembered: Over 200 Airlines of the Past, Described and Illustrated in Colour. Midland. ISBN 9781857800913.