NextJet was[2] one of the largest regional airlines in Sweden. It was headquartered in Frösundavik in Solna Municipality,[5] just north of Stockholm. The airline filed for bankruptcy on 16 May 2018, half a year after one of its planes was believed to be sabotaged.[2][6]

NextJet
Nextjet logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
2N[1] NTJ NEXTJET
Founded2002
Ceased operations16 May 2018[2]
HubsStockholm-Arlanda Airport
Secondary hubsMariehamn Airport
Fleet size15[3]
Destinations22[4]
HeadquartersSolna Municipality, Sweden
Key peopleMagnus Ivarsson (CEO)
WebsiteNextjet.se

OverviewEdit

NextJet served most of their domestic destinations from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. As of summer 2010 they also served a lot of domestic destinations from Stockholm-Bromma Airport on behalf of Sverigeflyg as well as Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from Mariehamn Airport on the behalf of Air Åland. Many of the domestic routes operated by NextJet were subsidised by the Swedish government. Its IATA airline designator, 2N, is shared with the Ukrainian Південмашавіа / Yuzhmashair.

One of the airline's investors was former member of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus. It also operated taxi and executive charter flights with two business jet aircraft. Since 2012, the main owner of Nextjet had been Örnsköldsvik's local business life through Höga Kusten Flyg AB, and the owner's aim was to secure the air connections to Stockholm. Since July 2016 Nextjet group (Nextjet Sverige AB, Nextjet AB and Sweports AB and Höga Kusten Flyg -brand) is mutually owned by Jakobstad-based energy company Katternö, Air Åland and Magnus Ivarsson - current Nextjet CEO and one of airline founders.[7]

On 16 May 2018, the airline filed for bankruptcy. It subsequently shut down operations and cancelled all flights that departed after 1pm that day.[8] However on 1 June 2018, the airline was purchased by Olsen Group to resume operations on 11 June 2018, rebranding the airline as Air Scandic.[9][10]

DestinationsEdit

 
Nextjet BAe ATP
 
Nextjet Saab 340 wearing a special Swedish Ski Team livery

NextJet served the following destinations (as of May 2017):[4]

Country City Airport name
  Finland Helsinki Helsinki Airport
  Finland Kokkola / Jakobstad Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport
  Finland Mariehamn Secondary hub Mariehamn Airport
  Finland Oulu Oulu Airport
  Finland Pori Secondary hub Pori Airport
  Finland Turku Turku Airport
  Norway Tromsø Tromsø Airport
  Sweden Arvidsjaur Arvidsjaur Airport
  Sweden Gällivare Gällivare Airport
  Sweden Gothenburg Göteborg Landvetter Airport
  Sweden Hemavan Hemavan Airport
  Sweden Jönköping Jönköping Airport
  Sweden Karlstad Karlstad Airport
  Sweden Kramfors Kramfors Airport
  Sweden Luleå Luleå Airport
  Sweden Lycksele Lycksele Airport
  Sweden Stockholm Hub Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
  Sweden Sundsvall Sundsvall-Timrå Airport
  Sweden Vilhelmina Vilhelmina Airport
  Sweden Visby Visby Airport
  Sweden Västerås Stockholm Västerås Airport
  Sweden Örnsköldsvik Örnsköldsvik Airport

FleetEdit

At the time of bankruptcy in May 2018, the NextJet fleet included the following aircraft:[3][11]

NextJet fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-300 1 46 operated by DOT LT
BAe ATP 3 68
Bombardier CRJ200 2 50 operated by Voyageur Airways
Saab 340A 3 33-36 1 in 'Swedish Ski Team' special livery
Saab 340B 6 33-36
Total 15

Gällivare airport incidentEdit

Six months prior to its demise, Nextjet experienced difficulty when one of its aircraft was sabotaged, resulting in closure of an airport and its air traffic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67259-swedens-nextjet-suspends-ops-files-for-bankruptcy
  3. ^ a b Flightradar24. "NextJet fleet (2N / NTJ) - Flightradar24". www.flightradar24.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  4. ^ a b "Destinations NextJet". NextJet.se. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." NextJet. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "FRÖSUNDAVIKS ALLÉ 15, 169 70 SOLNA "
  6. ^ https://www.thelocal.se/20171030/police-investigate-sabotage-at-swedish-airport
  7. ^ http://www.katterno.fi/ajankohtaista/uutiset/katternosta-nextjetin-uusi-omistaja/
  8. ^ "Swedish airline cancels all flights after filing for bankruptcy". 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  9. ^ "Sweden's NextJet secures buyer, to resume ops". ch-aviation. ch-aviation GmbH. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ Jarvis, Howard (1 June 2018). "Pan-Nordic group buys NextJet operations". STANDBY Nordic. standbynordic.com / Travelmedia Nordic. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Our Aircraft - NextJet". NextJet.se. Retrieved 2 May 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nextjet at Wikimedia Commons