West Atlantic

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West Atlantic Group
West atlantic logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
PT SWN AIR SWEDEN
Founded 2011
Hubs
Fleet size 56
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Website www.westatlantic.eu

West Atlantic Group is a holding company for two European cargo airlines, West Air Sweden and Atlantic Airlines of the United Kingdom with its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden. West Atlantic Sweden have an annual turnover in excess of €100 million and employ some 650 staff to operate a fleet in excess of 50 aircraft. The airline specializes in the transport of mail, dangerous goods and general cargo.

History[edit]

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. announced on 9 December 2013 an agreement to acquire a 25 percent equity interest in West Atlantic. This investment meant the Boeing 767-200 being added into West Atlantic's fleet.[1] The 767-200 with registration SE-RLA made its first flight on 26 March 2015 and its first commercial flight on the night between 6 and 7 April, with two further 767-200s joining the fleet later in 2015.

An Atlantic Airlines 737-300 Freighter

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2017, the West Atlantic group fleet includes the following aircraft:[2]

West Atlantic Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders
BAe ATP-F 40
Boeing 737-300SF 7
Boeing 737-400SF 4
Boeing 767-200SF 3
Bombardier CRJ200PF 2
Total 56


Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 8 January 2016, a West Atlantic CRJ200 operating as SWN294 from Oslo to Tromsø crashed close to the Norwegian border, by lake Akkajaure in the Swedish Lapplandsfjällen. The two pilots, a Captain aged 42 and First Officer aged 34, the only persons on board the aircraft at the time, both died in the accident.[3]

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