Charterflyg i Skandinavien
Scandinavian Charter Operators in Scandinavia

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Transair Sweden AB (TSA), Flying Enterprise A/S Denmark, Nordair A/S
Scanair, Sterling Airways, Ostermanair OAC, Torair AB,
Aero-Nord A/S, Conair of Scandinavia, Fairline Ltd, Hillerstrom Flyg AB/Hilair AB,
Airtrader Sweden, Interswede Aviation, Skyline Sweden AB, time Air Sweden.

The charter market has been very important to the travelindustry, providing capacity for smalltour
operators and brookers who has not been verically integrated and hence did not have an in-house
airline to serve their needs. The charter market has tried with their efforts to tosur-vive all over the
years since the pioneers startedin early 60:s.

Transair Sweden AB (TSA)


Transair Sweden AB, TSA (TB)
Stockholm/Bromma, Sweden
Founder: Pelle Loven

Transair, Sweden AB (TSA) was founded by Pelle Loven in Stockholm 1951. Its homebase was Bromma airport, west of Stockholm. The only aircraft in the new airline was a twinengined Airspeed Oxford. Further one Airspeed Oxford was added to the company. In the beginning the airline flew eveningpaper on contract basis to Jonkoping for Aftonbladet, one of Swedens largest evening paper. During 1953 Transair bought its first Douglas DC-3, SE-BWD to increase the cargotonage and to start passenger service.
The touroperator Knut-Oskar Gustavsson from Orebro was the first launchcustomer to sign a contract of twenty flights to Hamburg. Transair became the first charteroperator in Europe when the DC-3, SE-BWD took-off from Bromma on April 6 the same year with passengers on board bound for Hamburg in Germany . The aim now was to be in inclousive tour charter business carrying tourists from Scandinavia to centres in Europe and around the Mediterranen. In 1954 Palma de Majorca was included in the programme. A round trip consisting of Stockholm - Palma - Stockholm took 24 hours with the DC-3 inclusive a technical stopover in Hannover. To increase the number of passengers, Transair decided to purchase a larger aircraft. Their choise was Curtiss CW-20/C-46 and the first aircraft, SE-CFA was delivered on April 7, 1957. In October 1958 the comany was reorganized and moved its homebase to Bulltofta Airport in the outskirt of Malmo in the southern Sweden.

In the end of 1959, Transair purchased three DC-6 from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). The decission was by Gosta Ellhammar, the new managing director in the company. Las Palmas, Canary Islands was the companys new target. Further DC-6's were included in the airline. For a period of two years, SAS had 50 percent of the shares in Transair. In June 1964 the company was sold back to Nyman & Schultz, one of the largest tour-operators in Sweden.

In 1965 the airline started to operate the Douglas DC-7B. Nine seconhand aircrafts were purchased from Eastern Airlines and two from South African Airways. The aim was to update the fleet with aircrafts with a better range and speed and the number of passenger capacity onboard. But this decision was the most fatal decision for Transair, to change the reliable DC-6's to the DC-7's which had continually troubling turbocompound engines. But the propeller era was almost over. The DC-7s were now less profitable than other jetaircrafts on the market, such as Caravelle, Boeing 707 and DC-8. The jet-age started in 1967 when Transair took delivery of firstof three ordered Boeing 727-100 aircraft. During 1967 the ownership of the company was changed. The company was owned by Svenska Handelsbanken and its holding company Trident. The aircrafts were owned by Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad AB in Gothenburg

The first jointventure with Scanair (SAS group) started 1968. The Boeing 727 aircrafts were rented to SAS for fourteen years. In 1974, SAS terminated the contract and was liable to pay damage of 20 million SEK for breach of the contract. During 1975, SAS acquired Transair and the company continued to operate for Scanair. Transair bought the fourth Boeing 727 in 1979 but the engines were already "out of date" and the increasing cost in fuel made the aircrafts less profitable.

Transair flew on 6th of September 1981 the last charter-flight with passengers from Rhodos to Malmoe. And on 8th of September the airline has come to the end of an epoch, Transair Sweden made its last flight, a subcharter cargoflight for Scandinavian Airlines from Copenhagen to Narssorssuaq, Greenland.

The fleet of 4 aircrafts were sold. 2 aircrafts to Philippine Airlines, 1 aircraft to Emery Air Leaseing and the last aircraft to Nomads Inc, USA. The amount was 70 million SEK, nearly the cost of 3 aircrafts.

3 no AS 65 (1951-1959)
10 no Douglas DC-3 (1953-1964)
11 no Curtiss C-46 (1957-1967)
6 no Douglas DC-6 (1960-1968)
6 no Douglas DC-6B (1961-1965)
11 no Douglas DC-7B (1965-1967)
4 no Boeing B727-100 (1967-1981)

Leased aircrafts:
2 no AS 65 (1963)
1 no Douglas DC-3 (1961-1962)
2 no Douglas DC-6 (1960-1963)
1 no Douglas DC-6B (1962)

Flying Enterprise A/S, Denmark


Flying Enterprise A/S (FE)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Founder/technical operative org: Hans Linde, Finn Nielsen and Jessen
(former SAS employees)

Flying Enterprise A/S was the first charter company in Denmark. The company was founded by former SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) employees; Hans Linde, Finn Nielsen and Jessen in July 1959 due to that SAS rejected charter operations (afraid of looseing the companys right to the monopoly) and therefore this was a daring challenge. In the beginning FE operated leased Canadair C-54s from Overseas Aviation. FEs first own Argonaut arrived in January 1960 and the first DC-7 OY-DMP was delivered in October 1963. The carriers main destinations were Palma, Palma de Majorca and to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands serving Danish and Swedish tour operators.

One of the major customers was Simon Spies and Spis Rejsor/Spies Travels. In early 1964, three (3)DC-7s were acqired for Flying Entrerprise A/S but the carrier then had to stop operations towards the end of March 1965 due to "hard negotiations" by Simon Spies which led to economical problems and thecarrier was declared bankrupt. This placed also Spies Travels, in a very difficult situation since it had Flying Enterprise A/S under contract for holiday charter programme throughout the summer 1965 season. Looking for alternative arrangements, Spies decided to buy Flying Enterprise A/S bankrupt's estate and stock, a smart step and then a week later re-establish the company as a "new" carrier on 1 March 1965.

The new carrier was named Conair of Scandinavia and after obtaining a temporary permit on April 2 1965, the final licence was granted on April 23 the same year.

5 no Canadair C-54, North Star (1960-1964)
4 no Douglas DC-7 (1964-1965)

Nordair A/S

Nordair A/S

Owner: Nordair A/S
Executives: Erik Ostbirk (chairman), Alex Lauesen (managing director), Ejgil Asbjorn Schmeltz (chief pilot)

Nordair AS was founded in September 1960 by former Scandinavian Airlines System(SAS) personnel among them Erik Ostbirk. SAS declared that they were not interested in charters operations. In February 1961 SAS bought a minority (45%) shareholding in the company and at the same time concluded a technical operational agreement. Nordair launched their first flight on February 4, 1961 with a DC-6 and the company operated later 3 (three) DC-6 purchased from American Airlines. Further 3 (three) aircrafts were purchased during 1962. All Nordair aircrafts kept the AA "Royal coach version" in a 80 seat configuration. 3(three) aircrafts were leased from KLM and Osterman Aircharter - OAC. The carrier bought all services and maintenance from Scandinavian Airlines System at Copenhagen.

Nordair operated from their homebase at Kastrup/Copenhgen, Denmark and also from Bulltofta/Malmo and their targets were the Mediterranean areas and foremost Palma, Majorca. Nordair also operated as subcharter for Flugfjelag (Icelandair) and Loftleidir. The carrier had their own catering kitchen "7 Nations" at Kastrup with a capacity of some 5000 meals per day.

The company was grounded during 1964. One of the reasons was that the aircrafts were to old and were not in a good shape (but still airworthy). Nordair had set up a contract with SAS Kastrup for maintennace of the aircrafts. An another interesting task is that SAS tried to buy less than 50% of the capital stock but they could not make an agreement in the final end and since Nordair could not in the end full to pay for the service and SAS adjudged Nordair bankrupt.

On the liquidatin the three founder transferred their holdings (45%) to SAS and all contracts valid at the same time were taken over by Scanair another SAS associate company.The founder Erik Ostbirk brought the the whole administration and started a new airliner named Aero-Nord.

Douglas DC-6 OY-AOA c/n 42889 (1960-1964)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOB c/n 42805 (1961-1964)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOC c/n 42892 (1961-1964)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOD c/n 42886 (1962-1964)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOF c/n 42857 (1961-1964)

Leased aircrafts:
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOH c/n 43116 (KLM)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOI c/n43138 (OAC)
Douglas DC-6 OY-AOJ c/n 43117 (KLM)



Scanair (DK)
Head Office: 1961-1969 Copenhagen/Denmark
Head Office: 1970-1993 Stockholm/Sweden
Founder: Scandinavian Airlines System/Swedish Travelagensis
Owner: Scanair A/S, Det Norske Scanair A/S and Svenska Scanair AB

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) was founded on August 1, 1946 to be a multi-national airline for Denmark, Noway and Sweden and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries.

In early 1960, SAS started to replace the propliners and introduced the up-to-date Douglas DC-8 and Caravelle SE-210 in the fleet. At the same time, the management decided to make an investigation to find out the possibilities to utilize the overcapacity of the Douglas DC-7's and also form an own Scandinavian chartercarrier to challenege the leading operator in Sweden, Transair Sweden AB (TSA).

The projects main idea was to utilize SAS fleet, crew and staff. The investigation was headed by Thorkild Thomasen and finaly it was decided that the carrier should be established and be a consortium between the SAS parent company and some major Scandinsvian travel-agencis. The new carrier was named Scanair. The operations began on September 4, 1961 with a DC-7 flight from Copenhagen to Athens. The fleet consisted of two Douglas DC-7C from SAS. Six month later Scanair took the step into the jet-age and introduced the modern DC-8-33 leased from SAS. Scanair also operated leased Caravelle's from SAS during the week-ends.

In June 1966 the company had to be reconstructed. Scanair became a syndicate like SAS, 2/7 Denmark, 2/7 Norway and 3/7 Sweden as SAS parent company incountries respectively. On February 11, 1967, the first DC-8-33 took off from Arlanda, Stockholm bound for Palma with 130 passengers onboard. The final count down for the propeller era was now decided. The last propeller flight was made on October 23, 1967 and Scanair introduced three DC-8-33.

In 1984 Scanair introduced like SAS a new upto dated image, new paintscheme, beautiful uniforms and super service. These were the contents in the "new" Scanair. During 1987 Scanair leased the first McDonnell DC-10-30, SE-DFH from SAS. Scanair's first own DC-10-10 started to operate during 1988.

Scanair also operated Boeing B727's (Transair Sunjet), B747's, McDonnell MD-80's, and Airbus A300's. The carrier also leased a number of various aircrafts mainly from SAS and Linjeflyg.

Scanair ceased operations on New Years Eve 1993, and was merged in 1994 with Conair of Scandinavia to form charter operator Premiair, which later became My Travel Airways.

3 no Airbus A300B4 (1983-1987)
3 no Boeing B727-134 (1968-1981)
1 no Boeing B727-030C (1968-1981)
3 no Boeing B747-283 (1982-1983))
4 no Douglas DC-7C (1961-1967)
3 no Douglas DC-8-33 (1967-1971)
2 no Douglas DC-8-55 (1971-1980)
4 no Douglas DC-8-62 (1975-1983)
8 no Douglas DC-8-63 (1983-1988)
5 no McDonnell Douglas MD-82( 1991-1993)
3 no McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (1991-1993)
6 no McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (1988-1993)

Leased aircrafts
Boeing B737-500 (1990-1993)
Boeing B747-134 (1971)
Boeing B747-134 (1982)
Boeing B747-283 (1971-1981)
Convair Coronado CV990 (1963-1965)
Douglas DC-8-33 (1962-1967)
Douglas DC-8-61 (1987)
Douglas DC-8-62 (1972-1975)
Douglas DC-8-63 (1972-1975)
Douglas DC-9-32 (1967)
Douglas DC-9-41 (1968-1990)
Fokker F28 (1977-1993)
McDonnell Douglas MD-80(1987-1990)
McDouglas DC-10-30
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III (1962-1973)

Sterling Airways

Sterling Airways (NB)

Owner/executives: Ejlif Krogager, Jorgen Storling and Anders Helgstrand

Sterling Airways was founded by the legendary Ejlif Krogager (known as the "Reverend" ) founder of Tjaereborg Rejser in 1961. In the beginning, the company operated two DC-6B's from Swissair ona contract/subcharter for Transair Sweden. Soon after the set up of the airline, there were roamers that Sterling Airways was faceing economical problems and that Sud Aviation was going to take overthe company and look after their interests in Sterlings fleet of Caravelle aircrafts until theproblems were solved.

Sterling operated Caravelles on charter flights into sun-destinations during the 1970s and early 1980s but replaced these with Boeing 727-200s.

Sterling Airways was one of the leading charter companies with some 19 aircrafts but due to ecconomical problems the carrier was adjudged bankrupt 1993.

Douglas DC-6B
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 6R, VIR, 10B3
Fokker F-27-500
Lockheed L-180, Electra
Boeing 727-270Adv
Boeing 757-200
Douglas DC-8-63

Osterman Air Charter OAC

Osterman Air Charter OAC (Ostermanair) (CG)
Stockholm/Bromma, Sweden
Owner: Lennart Osterman
Excecutives: Goran Wallert (managing director)

Sveaflyg AB was founded by Gote Rosen in late 1962, based at Stockholm/Bromma and operated a singel DC-6, SE-CHC on holiday charters to the Mediterranean area. Sveaflyg AB was renamed Osterman Air Charter 1964 when Lennart Osterman owner of Ostermans Aero acquired the company. In 1965 OAC merged with Aero-Nord and they established the consortium Internord Aviation.

1 no Douglas DC-6
5 no Douglas DC-7

Torair AB

Torair AB
Gothenburg, Sweden

Owner/executives: Ture Hultman
Technical operative org: Kurt Klausson, Tommy Jexell

This charter carrier was founded after the filed bankruptcy of Mr Gote Rosens company Loadair which had one DC-3, SE-CFT in the fleet but owned by Stig Hedlund.

The aircraft was based at the time at Stockholm - Bromma airport but was flewn out and was reregistered in a new company, later Torair AB since it the aircraft was expected to be executed by the executory authority.

The carrier flew cargo on several contracts and in early 1965 the company got a feeder-contract from Transair Sweden and three of Transairs Curtiss C-46 was taken over by Torair AB.

Unfortunately the carrier faced ecconomical problems during 1966 and was filed for bankruptcy. The airline had been in talks with interested investors and among them, Thun-rederierna AB, Linkoping which had showed some interests in acquiring the company and to rename it to Thun-Air but the discussions also ended, the plans to reconsruct the airline was never full-filled.

Douglas DC-3A: SE-BSN
Douglas DC-3D SE-CFT
Curtiss C-46C SE-CFA
Curtiss C-46C SE-CFE
Curtiss C-46C SE-CFD

Aero-Nord A/S

Aero-Nord A/S (NK)

Owner: Aero-Nord A/S
Executives: Erik Ostbirk (chairman), Alex Lauesen (managing director, traffic and sales), Hugo Pedersen (managing director,
economics), Ejgil Asbjorn Schmeltz (chief pilot), K. Togeby, (technical manager), Erland Hansen (salesmanager).

Aero-Nord A/S was a shortlived Danish charetr and inclusive-tour operator formed early 1965 to succed Nordair A/S (Noric Airways) which cease operations in October 1964. The airline was based at Kastrup/Copenhagen, Denmark, was founded by Erik Ostbirk and his former Nordair administration. The intentions was to operate three (3) ex. American Airlines Douglas DC-7B. The carrier also built new hangar as its bace at Kastrup Airport.

Aeronord A/S was merged with Osterman Aircharter Sweden to form Internord 1965.

Douglas DC-7B OY-ANA c/n 45402 (1959-1965)
Douglas DC-7B OY-ANB c/n 45401 (1965-1965)

Conair of Scandinavia

Conair of Scandinavia (OY)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Owner/executives: Simon Spies president and managing director

Conair (Consolidated Aircraft Corp) was set up by private interests in September 1964. Conair was specialized in aircraft sales and leasing and held a 70% share in Flying Enterprise AS. One of the major customers was Simon Spies and Spies Rejsor/Spies Travels. In early 1964, three (3) DC-7s were acquired for Flying Entrerprise A/S but this carrier then stopped operations towards the end of March 1965 due to "hard negotiations" by Simon Spies which led to economical problems and the carrier was declared bankrupt.

This placed also Spies Travels, one of Denmark's major tour operators in a very difficult situation since it had Flying Enterprise A/S under contract for holiday charter programme throughout the summer 1965 season. Looking for alternative arrangements, Spies decided to buy Flying Enterprise A/S bankrupt's estate and stock, a smart step and re-establish the company as a new carrier on March 1, 1965. The new carrier was named Conair of Scandinavia and after obtaining a temporary permit on April 2, 1965, the final licence was granted on April 23 the same year. Conair of Scandinavia started holidaycharter with a fleet of three(3) 112 seat Douglas DC-7. By early 1967 five (5) aircrafts were in service.

Simon Spies major idea was that all aircrafts should be fully-booked or that the remaining empty seats should be "sold-out" in the last minute and also that cheep hotels should be offered to tourists who were waiting at the airport. Therefore Spies Travels and Conair were known as a "low-cost airline" speciality to young travellers.

Fleet modernization plans in the late sixties came about due to holidaymaker's desire for jet-travel. Therefore Conair was the last charter airline in Scandinavia to operate propeller aircrafts. Sterling Airways and i.e. Scanair operated Sud SE-210 Caravelle or Douglas DC-8 aircrafts.

The delivery of the first of five Boeing 720 jets commenced in May 1971. The first Boeing 720 inaguration-flight took place on 15 May from Copenhagen to Palma de Majorca. The initial batch of Boeing 720 was replaced with a similar number of Boeing 720B acquired from Maersk Air and Monarch from January 1973 onwards which coincide with withdrawl on the last DC-7. The last DC-7 charter was operated on September 29, 1971 on the Copenhagen - Genoa route.

The replacement of B720 jets began with the introduction of Airbus A300Bs purchased from SAS and on February 26, 1987 the first Airbus-flight was operated on the Copenhagen - Malaga route. By November 1987 all B720 jets had been phased out. Airbus A320 aircrafts were introduced into service on September 5, 1991.

In the wake of general shake-up of Scandinavian charter scene it was decided to merge Conair and Scanair and to ground the new charter airline, Premiair which became operational on January 1, 1994. Both carriers initially retaind the ownership of their respective aircraft. On February 15, 1966 Conair and its associated tour operator Tjaereborg Rejsor (Travel) was acquired by the Britishconcern Airtours and subsequent tothis Conair of Scandinavia ceased to exist.

7 no Douglas DC-7 (1965-1971)
5 (9) no Boeing 720-025 (1971-1987)
3 no Airbus A300 (1987-1991)
6 no Airbus A320 (1991-1993)

Internord Aviation

Internord Aviation
Copenhagen, Denmark

Executives: Eric Ostbirk and Henning Karmark (Areo-Nord A/S), Axel Ljungdahl and Bengt Myren (Osterman Air Charter OAC).
Management directors; Gosta Ellhammar (chairman), Alex Lauesen (managing director, traffic and sales), Hugo Pedersen
(managing director economics), Goran Wallert (managing director, technical operations), Hakon Togeby (managing director, purchasing), Ulf Engelbrecht (chief of operations).

Internord Aviation was a consortium formed on November 30, 1965 by the amalgation of Danish Aero-Nord A/S and Ostermanair - Osterman Air Charter, OAC, Sweden on a 50 per cent basis. The company was managed by a board of four (4) members comprising two of each from Aero-Nord and Ostermanair. Each company was responsible for crewing and maintaining aircraft contributed to the consortium and direction of Internod functions through the management committee. Charter and IT (inclusive-tour) operations started on January 1, 1966, particulary between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

At the time, when the airline introduced the new Convair Coronado CV-990 the company moved the base to Stockholm/Arlanda. The DC-7's were still based at Stockholm/Bromma. After 3 years, the fall 1968, the company was liquidated.

4 no Douglas DC7
4 no Douglas DC-7B
3 no Convair Coronado CV-990

Fairline Ltd, Sweden

Fairline Ltd AB, Sweden
Owner/executives: Ture Hultman

Fairline Ltd was formed to succed Torair AB which ceased operations in 1966 due to bankruptsy. Fairline Ltd acquired two ex. Torair AB C-46 Super Curtiss and these were used mostly on cargo charter from the home-base at Gothenburg/Torslanda. Swedish shipping intersts provided financial backing but the opertor was due for an early bancruptsy.

Curtiss C-46 SE-CFA c/n 30483
Curtiss C-46 SE-CFD c/n 26713
Curtiss C-46 SE-CFE c/n 26473

Hilair AB

HillerstromFlyg AB/Hilair AB
Owner/executives: Folke Hillerstrom/Christoffer Drangel

Hillerstrom Flyg operated Beach Baron B55, Cessna 402, MU-2 and a single Douglas DC-3, SE-CFW c/n 42976 here seen at the hombase Malmlo/Bulltofta, Sweden. The a/c still in the old Austrian livery was sold 1971 to the Belgian company, Delta Air Transport. SE-CFW was finally scprapped 1976 in Antwerp, Belgium.

In June 1970 the company was renamed to Hilair AB. During 1972 the company was sold to Malmros concern/Malmros Aviation.

Beech Baron B55
Cessna 402
Mitsubishi MU-2
Douglas DC-3 SE-CFE c/n 26473

Airtrader Sweden AB

Airtrader, Sweden AB

Owner: Sparbanken
Founder/executives/technical org: Ulf Engelbrecht/Kurt Hansson

Airtrader Sweden AB, financed by Sparbanken bought four Vickers VC9 Vanguard. The intentions were to operate three(3) of them and the fourth (4) should serve as "spareparts". But soon the one of theaircrafts, SE-FTK had to be delivered back to the seller due to early ecconomical problems.

The company operated most as a cargocompany to i.e. Italy, Europe, Africa, Far East and to India. The company also operaded on behalf of the Swedish Red Cross.

Airtrader operated this Vickers Vanguard 952, SE-FTI from the home-base at Stockholm/Bromma, Sweden

Vickers VC9 Vanguard SE-FTH c/n 730 next to G-AYLD
Vickers VC9 Vanguard SE-FTK c/n 725 next to G-AYFN
Vickers VC9 Vanguard SE-FTI c/n 744 next to G-AZNG
Vickers VC9 Vanguard CF-TKO c/n 738 only spareparts

InterSwede Aviation

InterSwede Aviation
Malmo/Bulltofta, Sweden
Owner: Interswede Leasing Malmo AB
Manager: Per Engstrom
Technical management: Ynvge Syren, Kurt Klausson

This shortlived airline was based at Malmo/Bulltofta, Sweden with the intentions to operate two Boeing720B 170 seats) from Continental Airlinesbut the negotiations were never fullfilled. At the same time Eastern Airlines, Miami, had two DC-8-51 (189 seats) for sale and after negotiations a contract was signed including training of the crew and staff.

The first operation starded on December 30,1971 by a flight from Malmo/Bulltofta to Stockholm/Arlanda followed by a flight to Malta.

Due to Scandinavian Airlines SAS declarations regarding the companys right to the monopoly, Interswede had to be stopped. The order-book included flights from Copenhagen among of them to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Detroit. Other destinations were Asmara, Bangladesh, Boston, Santiago de Chile and Trinidad but the airline had already faced ecconomical problems since they faild to amortize to Eastern Airlines.

The aircrafts were collected by EA and later sold to another company. The manager declared that the carriershould continue to fly later that year with intension to continue to operate Douglas DC-8 but the airline was grounded in July 1972.

Douglas DC-8-51 SE-DCR c/n 45 628
Douglas DC-8-51 SE-DCT c/n 45 648

Skyline Sweden AB

Skyline Sweden AB (OX)
Malmo, Sweden

Owner/executives: Lennart Nordstrom, Christoffer Drangel
Technical operative org: Arne Rosengren

Skyline Sweden AB was founded during 1971 by Lennart Nordstrom who already during 1959 founded Malmo Aero and later its subsidary Hawk Air to operate three (3) Vickers Viscounts obtainded from Falconair Charter (1966-1977).Christoffer Drangel was invited to be a joint owner of the new carrier Skyline Sweden AB and Arne Rosengren was recruited to be the head of the technical organization.

In the beginning Skyline flew as an odd-charter but in mid seventies the airline signed a contract to operate on behalf of Linjeflyg on their domestic routes due to the delay of delivery of Linjeflyg new fleet of Fokker F28-400s, all Convair Metropolitan should be phased out. Skyline leased three (3) Vickers Viscounts for this service.

In 1977 when almost all Fokker F28s were delivered to Linjeflyg, Skylines operations on the domestic routes were phased out one by one. Since no other contracts were obtained this led to ecconomical problems for the carrier. The worse was the loss of one of their Viscounts SE-FOZ on final to Bromma Airport, known as the "Kalvesta-disaster" with 22 fatalities.(The aircraft suddenly pitched down from an altitude of 1150 feet, went into a vertical five and crashed on a parking lot, 5km short of the runway because the no. 2 and no. 3 engines had been running with reduced power for a long time, the anti-ice system temperature was too low. Probable cause: Ice on the leading edge of the stabilizer resulted in flow separation and stabilizer stall).

Due to the fullfilled contract with Linjeflyg and no other contracts and the loss of the Viscount, the airline ceased operations early 1978.

3 no. Vickers Viscount 748
3 no. Vickers Viscount 818
1 no. Vickers Viscount 838

timeAir Sweden

timeAir Sweden (HK)
Stockholm/Arlanda, Sweden
Owner/executives: Thomas Johansson

Time Air Sweden was a short-lived Swedish charter-company set up by one of the true entrepreneurs of Swedish airline-industry Thomas Johansson, also being responsible forestablishing Transwede Airways in 1985.

3 no Boeing B737-200
3 no Boeing B737-300
2 no Lockheed Tri-Star L-1011
2 no Douglas DC-8-71

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This is an encyclopedia of former Scandinavian charter carriers inclusive links to other related sites.

Do you have any further information/corrections of the airlines, please send an e-mail, thank you!

Own sources from 1963-

Additional sources:
Gote Rosen "25 ars luftaffarer"
Lars-Inge Grundberg "Flyget pa Bulltofta 1919-1972"
Lars-Ake Holst
Sven Stridsberg
Kurt Klausson "Med flyget i blodet"
Flight International 1965/1966/1968

Many thanks to:
Peter Liander, Airliners.Net
Leopold Gautschi, BUCHaircard
Nils Rosengaard, Airliners.Net b/w.
Lars Soderstrom, Airliners.Net
Kjell Nilsson, Airliners.Net
Stefan Sjogren
Anders Rogberg
Gunter Grondstein, Airliners.Net
Thomas Wallgren, Airliners.Net

Last Updated: 2009-04-07

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