West Air Sweden

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West Air Sweden
West atlantic logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SWN AIR SWEDEN
Founded 1955
Hubs Malmö Airport
Focus cities East Midlands Airport
Fleet size 38
Parent company West Atlantic Group
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Website 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 and Royal Mail. Its main bases are Lidköping-Hovby Airport (LDK) and Malmö Airport (MMX).

History[edit]

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]

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]

Fleet[edit]

West Air Sweden Hawker Siddeley HS 748
West Air Sweden British Aerospace ATP

Current fleet[edit]

The West Air Sweden fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[2]

West Air Sweden Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Notes
Boeing 737-800BCF 4
Boeing 767-200SF 3
British Aerospace ATPF 33
Bombardier CRJ200LRF 2
Total 38 4

Historical fleet[edit]

Aircraft Note
ATR 72 Operated from 2006 to 2013[3]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baltic Air Charter Association[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Historical Fleet". www.westatlantic.eu.
  4. ^ "Crash: West Atlantic Sweden CRJ2 near Akkajaure on Jan 8th 2016, lost height after emergency call". avherald.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  5. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200PF SE-DUX Akkajaure". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2016-01-08.

External links[edit]

Media related to West Air Sweden at Wikimedia Commons