This is one in an ongoing series of articles on Winglets that will summarize past airlines and other operators of CRJ aircraft that are no longer in existence.
SwedJet Airways AB
- IATA Code: VD
- ICAO Code: BBB
- Callsign: BLACKBIRD
- Swedish Airline
- Never Operated, Founded 2004
- Number of CRJs Ordered: 1 CRJ-200 which was painted in the airline’s full colour scheme, but never delivered. Aircraft was leased onto Air Nostrum
- Order for 1 CRJ-700 cancelled before delivery
SwedJet Airways was a Swedish regional airline that planned to operate from Norrköping Sweden to Copenhagen and to Rygge initially. The airline planned to operate a single CRJ-200 and eventually add one CRJ-700 to comprise its fleet. The airline received permission to begin flights in September 2004, but never did so. The airline ceased operations soon after and the single CRJ-200 that had been painted in the airline’s colours was repainted into Air Nostrum colours and leased onto that airline.
Airports to be Served By CRJs
The following list is all of the airports SwedJet planned to serve.
- NRK -Norrkoping (Hub)
- CPH – Copenhagen
- RYG – Rygge
SwedJet never operated the CRJ in service. However a single example was painted into the airline’s full colour scheme and was seen at the 2004 Bombardier Open House at the CRJ plant there. The aircraft wore a Canadian registration for testing purposes with the final Swedish registration underneath. The aircraft was never operated in its Swedish registration. After SwedJet’s closure, the aircraft was repainted into Air Nostrum colours and leased on to that airline.
The following aircraft was to be leased, but this was not completed:
MSN 7958 C-FBQO (NTU: SE-RGA) CRJ-200ER
Instead the aircraft was leased on to Air Nostrum where it served under the registration EC-JEN.
Before the airline ceased operations, SwedJet held an order for one CRJ-700 that was to be registered as SE-RGK, but this aircraft was never painted in the airline’s colours or delivered.