West Air Sweden

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West Air Sweden
West atlantic logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1955
Hubs Malmö Airport
Fleet size 18
Parent company West Atlantic Group
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Website http://www.westair.se/

West Air Sweden operating as West Atlantic is a cargo airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It operates scheduled and ad hoc freight charter services for FedEx, DHL, TNT and UPS. It is also contracted to operate mail flights 6 nights a week on behalf of the Swedish post office. Its main bases are Lidköping-Hovby Airport (LDK) and Malmö Airport (MMX).

Since 2011 the airline has been part of the West Atlantic Group along with British cargo airline Atlantic Airlines, both airline trade as West Atlantic with its headquarters in Sweden.[1]


The airline was established in 1955 as LBF-Eda Varken operating air taxi flights. The name was changed to Abal Air in 1982 and to West Air Sweden in 1992, in co junction with the new airline Time Air Sweden. It then converted to a cargo airline in May 1997 after discontinuing scheduled passenger services between Säve and Sundsvall. During 2006 West Air won a contract with the Norwegian Postal services rendering an expansion of 50% of West Air's capacity.[citation needed]


The West Air Sweden fleet consists of the following aircraft as of May 2012: [1]

Aircraft Total
BAe ATP(F) 16
Bombardier CRJ200LR (PF) 3
Total 19

Historical fleet[edit]

Aircraft Note
ATR 72 Operated from 2006 to 2013
Lockheed L-188 Electra[citation needed] Operated from 1993 to 2013; last Electra aircraft to leave England


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