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Commenced operations1979
Ceased operations1996
Fleet sizeSee Fleet below
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
Saab 340 in 1999 still carrying Finnaviation colours

Finnaviation was an airline flying domestic routes in Finland. It was based in Helsinki and also carried out nightmail and business flights, as well as wet-leasing aircraft, maintenance, flight school and aircraft sales.[1]


Finnaviation was established in 1979. It was formed from the reorganisation of Wihuri OY Finnwings (which had started services in 1950 as Lentohuolto OY) and its merging with Nordair OY. Scheduled domestic services began in October 1979. In the early 1980s Finnair held a 60% shareholding.[1] Finnaviation was eventually completely merged into Finnair.[2]


  • Saab 340
  • Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
  • Dassault Falcon 20

In the early 1980s the Finnaviation fleet consisted of: an Aero Commander 690, a Beech 95-A55 Baron, Cessna F150J (2), a Cessna 401B, a Cessna F172M, a Cessna 401A, Cessna 404 Titan (2), a Cessna 441 Conquest, a Cessna 402B, a Cessna 425 Corsair, a Cessna F172P, Cessna F152 (2), Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (3), a Dassault Falcon 200, a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, a Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six and a Cessna T188C Husky.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Endres, Gunter G (1982). World Airline Fleets 1983. Feltham: The Aviation Data Centre. p. 382. ISBN 0946141029. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. "Finnair tvingas hårdbanta", Dagens Nyheter 1993-03-03.

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