Scanair
IATA ICAO Callsign
DK VKG VIKING
Founded1961
Ceased operations1994 (merged to form Premiair)
Parent companyScandinavian Airlines

Scanair was a charter airline of Danish origins that operated between 1961 and 1994. Its head office was in Bromma, Stockholm Municipality, Sweden.[1]

History

Scanair was founded in Denmark in June 1961 and was partially owned by Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). The first aircraft operated was the Douglas DC-7 for charter flights to Spain, North Africa, and the United States. In 1965 the headquarters was moved to Stockholm and SAS supplied Scanair with Douglas DC-8 aircraft. Soon thereafter two Boeing 727 joined the growing fleet and Scanair soon became the biggest charter company in Scandinavia.

Other destinations served throughout the years the Canary Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the winter resorts of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. To increase capacity the Airbus A300 was acquired but the A300's range was not sufficient for the needs and those were soon replaced with Douglas DC-10s. Scanair grew so much that by the 1980s was carrying over 2 million passengers a year, but that was not enough to turn a profit so it mergers with the Danish airline Conair of Scandinavia on 1 January 1994. The new airline was called Premiair.[2]

Historical fleet details

A Scanair Douglas DC-8-55 at Palma de Mallorca Airport in 1976

Fleet references: [3] [4]

Business management

CEOs

Chairman of the board

References

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 24-30 March 1993. 120.
  2. ^ Hengi,[page needed]
  3. ^ Scanair
  4. ^ rzjets.net[permanent dead link]