|Commenced operations||December 2008|
|Ceased operations||20 December 2011|
|Key people||Sven Roland Vinsell (Chairman)|
Torbjorn Vinsell (President)
Tor Air AB, operated as Tor Air, was a charter airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden, that operated between December 2008 and December 2011. Its main base was Gothenburg City Airport.This airline should not be mixed up with another Swedish charter airline named Tor-Air, which operated from 1964 and 1966 with Curtiss Commando and Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
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The company was established by private investors and received a Swedish Air Operators Certificate on 1 December 2008.It commenced operations in December 2008 with a Boeing 737-400 leased from International Lease Finance Corporation. The airline specialised in wet-lease and charter operations, particularly operating services for other carriers when needed. Tor Air later acquired two Boeing 737-300s to fly from Manchester to Preveza and Gothenburg, as well as London-Gatwick to destinations such as Faro, Skiathos, Bourgas, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zante, Kos, Corfu and Rhodes.
On 25 April 2010, Tor Air's Boeing 737-400 operated the first commercial service between Baghdad and London in 20 years, while on a wet lease to Iraqi Airways.It was a short lived service however as a lawyer for Kuwait tried to have the aircraft seized in London due to financial problems between Iraq and Kuwait, this was not possible though as the aircraft belonged to a Swedish company and not an Iraqi company.
On 20 December 2011, Tor Air had its licence revoked by Sweden’s transportation board,due to lack of sufficient financial resources. All staff were made redundant.
Tor Air operated charter flights, serving the following destinations (as of March 2011):
|Baghdad||BGW||ORBI||Baghdad International Airport|
|Chania||CHQ||LGSA||Chania International Airport|
|Cologne/Bonn||CGN||EDDK||Cologne Bonn Airport [Seasonal]|
|Corfu||CFU||LGKR||Corfu International Airport|
|Erbil||EBL||ORER||Erbil International Airport|
|Gothenburg||GSE||ESGP||Gothenburg City Airport [Base]|
|Gothenburg||GOT||ESGG||Göteborg Landvetter Airport|
|Heraklion||HER||LGIR||Heraklion International Airport|
|Kalamata||KLX||LGKL||Kalamata International Airport|
|Kefalonia||EFL||LGKF||Kefalonia Island International Airport|
|Kos||KGS||LGKO||Kos Island International Airport|
|Larnaca||LCA||LCLK||Larnaca International Airport|
|Lemnos||LXS||LGLM||Lemnos International Airport|
|London||LGW||EGKK||Gatwick Airport [Base]|
|Paphos||PFO||LCPH||Paphos International Airport|
|Preveza/Lefkada||PVK||LGPZ||Aktion National Airport|
|Rhodes||RHO||LGRP||Rhodes International Airport|
|Samos||SMI||LGSM||Samos International Airport|
|Santorini||JTR||LGSR||Santorini National Airport|
|Sharm el-Sheikh||SSH||HESH||Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport|
|Skiathos||JSI||LGSK||Skiathos Island National Airport|
|Sulaymaniyah||ISU||ORSU||Sulaymaniyah International Airport|
|Tehran||IKA||OIIE||Imam Khomeini International Airport [Seasonal]|
|Thessaloniki||SKG||LGTS||Thessaloniki International Airport|
|Volos||VOL||LGBL||Nea Anchialos National Airport|
|Zakynthos||ZTH||LGZA||Zakynthos International Airport|
The Tor Air fleet included the following aircraft in September 2011:
|Airbus A320-212||1||0||177 (0/177)||Operated by BH Air|
|Boeing 737-300||2||0||148 (0/148)||Operated by Small Planet Airlines|
|Boeing 737-400||1||0||150 (12/138)|
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BAGHDAD (AFP) -The first commercial flight between Baghdad and London in 20 years – operated by Swedish carrier Tor Air...When the airplane arrived at [the airport] in London, the lawyer for the Kuwaiti authority tried to seize it, but he failed, because the airplane belongs to a Swedish company [wet-lease carrier Tor Air]...
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