Blue1 Oy was a Finnish airline owned by CityJet. It was formerly a subsidiary of the SAS Group and flew to around 28 destinations in Europe, mainly from its base at Helsinki Airport. It carried over 1.7 million passengers in 2011. The airline was a member of Star Alliance and had its head office in Vantaa.
|Ceased operations||2016 (merged into CityJet)|
|Alliance||Star Alliance (affiliate)|
Regional member 2004–2009
Full member 2009-2012
Affiliate member 2012-2015
|Key people||Janne Hattula, CEO|
The airline was established in 1987 and started operations in 1988 as Air Botnia, flying Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirantes on night cargo flights and on passenger services from Helsinki to Kauhajoki and Seinäjoki. It started to supplement its unpressurised Bandeirantes with leased British Aerospace Jetstream 31s in 1993, but cash flow problems in the summer of 1995 caused British Aerospace to repossess the Jetstreams and brought Air Botnia to the point of bankruptcy, with last minute negotiations needed to save the airline, which continued operations in a reduced scale.
The airline was purchased by SAS Group in January 1998, who replaced its Jetstreams with Saab 340s later that year. Air Botnia received its first jets, Fokker F28 Fellowships, in 1999. The elderly F28s were soon replaced as their high noise levels restricted operations, with Avro RJ85s being received in 2001. The Saab 340s were replaced by larger Saab 2000s at the same time.
Air Botnia was renamed Blue1 in January 2004, and joined Star Alliance as its first regional member on 3 November 2004. Blue1 became a full member of Star Alliance on 1 January 2010/2009. Blue1 left Star Alliance in November 2012 and became an affiliate of Scandinavian Airlines.
In 2005 Blue1 became the second-largest Finnish airline with more than 100 daily flights and the biggest operator between Finland and Scandinavia. In 2006 Blue1 started 10 new non-stop routes to Europe increasing its total capacity by more than 50%. In 2008 Blue1 moved its London operations from Stansted to Heathrow Airport, and expanded its domestic business routes. In 2009 new routes to Lapland, including Paris-Kittilä were opened for the winter season and routes to Biarritz, Dubrovnik and Split for summer travel.
Blue1 was the first network airline in Northern Europe to be granted ISO 14001 environmental certificate. On 1 November 2012, Blue1 became a service producer for SAS. This means that marketing and sales were then handled by SAS (including the use of the SAS internet domain name), and its flights carried the SAS flight prefix "SK".
In March 2015, it was announced that Blue1 will sell their entire fleet of Boeing 717-200s to Volotea and Delta Air Lines and was to replace them with Boeing 737-600s from its parent, Scandinavian Airlines, however Scandinavian Airlines later cancelled the plan and considered to transfer some Bombardier CRJ900 from Cimber.
In October 2015, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced the sale of Blue1 to CityJet, which will continue to operate the company on behalf of SAS as part of a larger relationship. In December 2015, Blue1 did not operate any aircraft and its own website has been redirected to SAS's website. In 2016, Blue1 was dissolved and merged into its new parent CityJet.
As of December 2015 - before its actual dissolvement - Blue1 did not operate any aircraft as the Boeing 717-200s previously operated have been phased out without replacement.
Blue1 previously also operated the following aircraft types:
|Aircraft type||Years active|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-90||2006–2011|
|Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante||1987–1993|
Blue1 offered two service classes, Economy and Economy Extra (previously Blue1 Premium).
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