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Blue1
IATA
KF
ICAO
BLF
Callsign
Bluefinn
Founded 1987
Hubs Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Focus cities / secondary hubs Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Frequent flyer program EuroBonus
Member lounge Scandinavian Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 20
Destinations 26
Parent company SAS AB
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Key people Stefan Wentjärvi (CEO)
Website: http://www.blue1.com/

Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. It is a regional airline feeding into the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) network via Stockholm and Copenhagen from five cities in Finland. It also operates services from Helsinki to domestic destinations as well as to several cities in Europe. Its main base is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, with hubs at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Image File history File links KFlogo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality near to the town of Märsta, 42 km north of Stockholm and 28 km south-east of Uppsala. ... A frequent flyer program is a service offered by many airlines to reward customer loyalty. ... EuroBonus is from the beginning Scandinavian Airlines frequent flyer program. ... An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the same... Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental traffic to Scandinavia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... Regional airlines are a type of airline service that is intended to feed a larger airline or larger aircraft. ... Scandinavian Airlines System is a multi-national airline for Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Nordic countries. ...   (IPA: ; UN/LOCODE: SE STO) is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... Copenhagen (IPA: , rhyming with pagan (the way the Danes themselves pronounce the name of the capital in English), or , with a as in spa; Danish   IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city (metropolitan population 1,211,542 (2006)), at present made up of 16 municipalities. ... European redirects here. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... Copenhagen Airport (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) located on the island Amager, is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark. ... Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality near to the town of Märsta, 42 km north of Stockholm and 28 km south-east of Uppsala. ...

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History

The airline was established in 1987 and started operations in 1988 as Air Botnia. It was purchased by SAS in January 1998. In January 2004, when the first low cost regional airline in Finland, Flying Finn went bankrupt, the airline was rebranded as Blue1. It started flights within a few months to the most profitable destinations of Flying Finn. First destination was Oulu, later came Kuopio, Rovaniemi and Vaasa. OH-LMR in Helsinki-Vantaa November 2003 Flying Finn was a low cost airline, based at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, Finland. ...


It became the first regional member of Star Alliance on 3 November 2004. The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the same... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ...


Destinations

Logo: SAS Group
Scandinavian Airlines Business
Scandinavian Airlines Danmark
Scandinavian Airlines Sverige
SAS Business Opportunities
SAS Braathens
Subsidiaries
airBaltic
Blue1
Spanair
Widerøe
Affiliated
Air Greenland
Aerolineas de Baleares
bmi
Estonian Air
Skyways Express
Affiliated
SAS Group destinations
Other
SAS Cargo Group
Rezidor Hotel Group


see also SAS Group destinations Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 797 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (Dutch: Luchthaven Zaventem, French: Aéroport de Bruxelles), also formerly called Brussels National Airport, Brussels International Airport or Zaventem Airport, is an international airport located in Zaventem, in Flanders, near Brussels, Belgium. ... Copenhagen (IPA: , rhyming with pagan (the way the Danes themselves pronounce the name of the capital in English), or , with a as in spa; Danish   IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city (metropolitan population 1,211,542 (2006)), at present made up of 16 municipalities. ... Copenhagen airport map Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, located 8 km south of Copenhagen city center on the island Amager. ... Image File history File links SAS_Group. ... Scandinavian Airlines System is a multi-national airline for Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Nordic countries. ... Scandinavian Airlines System is a multi-national airline for Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Nordic countries. ... SAS Business Opportunities is owned by the SAS Group and comprises five business areas formerly part of Scandinavian Airlines; SAS Flightshop, onboard sales of goods, Fly&Stay, package tours, Marketing Partnerships, media sales on board, Travel Related Partnerships, booking of hotel rooms & car rental on Scandinavian Airlines website), Licensing, licensing... SAS Braathens is Norways largest airline and operates from its hub Oslo-Gardemoen Airport. ... airBaltic is the Latvian national airline, based in the capital of Latvia, RÄ«ga. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Widerøes Flyveselskap ASA, branded simply as Widerøe, is the largest regional airline in the Nordic countries, having a turnover of NOK 1. ... Air Greenland Boeing 757-200 at Kangerlussuaq Airport. ... Aerolineas de Baleares is an airline based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ... The correct title of this article is bmi. ... Estonian Air is an airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. ... Skyways Express is an airline based in Linköping, Sweden operating regional and domestic scheduled services. ... SAS Group destinations This is a complete list of the SAS Group airlines destinations. ... SAS Cargo Group Is SAS Scandinavian Airliness cargo carrier. ... Rezidor Hotel Group, before known as RezidorSAS is a hotel company based in Belgium. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... Kuopio is a Finnish city located in the province of Eastern Finland and the region of Northern Savonia. ... City Oulu (1605) Administrative Province Oulu province Historical Province Ostrobothnia Area (2004-01-01)  â€“ Total (excl. ... Oulu Airport is located in Oulunsalo, Finland, about 15 kilometres south-west of Oulu city centre. ... City scenery of Rovaniemi in January 2004 Rovaniemi (Roavenjárga in Northern Sami) is the administrative capital and the centre of commerce of Finlands northernmost Province, Lapland. ... Tampere (Swedish name Tammerfors) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes: Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... The Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (IATA: TMP, ICAO: EFTP), located in Pirkkala, some 15 kilometres from the city of Tampere, is one of the busiest airports in Finland. ... Turku (IPA: , Swedish:  ), founded in the 13th century, is the oldest and fifth largest city in Finland, with a population of 174,868 (as of 2005). ... Turku Airport, (IATA: TKU, ICAO: EFTU), is located some 8 kilometers from Turku, Finland. ... Founded 1606 Province Western Finland Region Ostrobothnia Sub-region Vaasa Area - Of which land - Rank 397 km² 183 km² ranked 345th Population - Population density - Rank 57,266 311,2 inh. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: [1] (Latin: Nice the city) Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Département Alpes-Maritimes (06) Région Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Mayor Jacques Peyrat (UMP) (since 1995) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration Nice Côte dAzur City (commune) Characteristics... Côte dAzur International Airport is an airport in Nice, France. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area... The new logo of Aéroports de Paris used since 6 June 2005 Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen federal states of Germany. ... Tegel International Airport Otto Lilienthal (IATA: TXL, ICAO: EDDT) (often shortened to Tegel) is an airport in Berlin, Germany. ... Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ... Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) is the international airport of Hamburg, Germany. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. ... Athens International Airport, Elefthérios Venizélos (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών, Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος) or Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV), which began operation in March 2001, serves the city of Athens in Greece. ... Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Location of Budapest in Hungary Country Hungary County Pest Mayor Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ) Area    - City 525,16 km²  - Land n/a km²  - Water n/a km² Population    - City (2006) 1,695,000  - Density 3570/km... Ferihegy control tower Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (Hungarian: Ferihegyi Nemzetközi RepülÅ‘tér or simply Ferihegy) (IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP) is the only airport serving the capital city of Budapest, and the largest among the countrys five international airports. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW) is operated by Dublin Airport Authority plc and is the busiest airport in Ireland. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 8th century BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (IATA: FCO, ICAO: LIRF), also known as Fiumicino International Airport, is Italys largest airport, with over 29 million passengers in the year 2005. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 743,905 (1 April 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL, ICAO: ENGM) is located in Gardermoen in Ullensaker, Norway, 48 km north of Oslo. ... Warsaw (Polish: , , in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport () is an airport located in the OkÄ™cie borough of Warsaw, Poland. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... BCN redirects here. ... Gothenburg (Swedish:  ) ) is a city and municipality in the province Västergötland on the west-coast of Sweden. ... Landvetter is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. ...   (IPA: ; UN/LOCODE: SE STO) is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality near to the town of Märsta, 42 km north of Stockholm and 28 km south-east of Uppsala. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arrivals Lounge Interior of airport terminal Zürich International Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located at in Kloten, canton of Zürich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a large passenger airport with a single runway and hub for a number of major European low-cost airlines. ... SAS Group destinations This is a complete list of the SAS Group airlines destinations. ...

An Avro RJ85 parked at Turku Airport.
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An Avro RJ85 parked at Turku Airport.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1340x826, 113 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Blue1 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1340x826, 113 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Blue1 ... Turku (IPA: , Swedish:  ), founded in the 13th century, is the oldest and fifth largest city in Finland, with a population of 174,868 (as of 2005). ...

Fleet

The Blue1 fleet includes the following aircraft:

The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 are twin-engine, single-aisle jet commercial aircraft derived from the DC-9. ...

External links

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Regional members: Adria AirwaysBlue1Croatia Airlines
Future members: Air ChinaShanghai Airlines
Former members: Ansett AustraliaMexicana The Star Alliance, launched on May 14, 1997, is the largest and most awarded airline alliance in the world, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the same... Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER landing at London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Air New Zealand (IATA: NZ, ICAO: ANZ, and Callsign: New Zealand) ASX: AIZ NZX: AIR is a major scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... There is also a magazine called Asiana. ... Austrian Airlines (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) is the flag carrier airline of Austria, with its headquarters in Vienna. ... The correct title of this article is bmi. ... LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) is an airline based in Poland. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (pronounced ) is the largest German airline, and the second-largest in Europe (behind Air France-KLM, but before British Airways). ... Scandinavian Airlines System is a multi-national airline for Norway, Denmark and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Nordic countries. ... Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the upcoming Airbus A380. ... South African Airways (SAA), using South African on their aircraft livery, is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... TAP Portugal (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) is the national airline of Portugal, based in Lisbon and a member of the Star Alliance. ... Thai Airways International (Thai: ) is the national air carrier of Thailand. ... Uniteds logo as seen at United hub Denver International Airport. ... US Airways is an airline based in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Varig Boeing 777 (PP-VRB) Another view of PP-VRB Varig McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Varig (Viação Aerea RIo Grandense) is an airline based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines. ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines is an airline based in the Peoples Republic of China, and was established in 1985 as the first commercial airline other than the airline operation division of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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Blue1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (273 words)
Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland.
It is a regional airline feeding into the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) network via Stockholm and Copenhagen from five cities in Finland.
In January 2004, when the first low cost regional airline in Finland, Flying Finn went bankrupt, the airline was rebranded as Blue1.
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