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 Bjørn Kjos
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Bjørn Kjos born and grew up in Sokna is a Norwegian aviator, lawyer, and business magnate. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking and sailing, and owns an apartment in Lofoten where he spends a lot of time, as well as a cabin in Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavia´s second largest airline, and Europe´s third largest low-cost airline.

Bjørn enrolled at the Norwegian Air Force Academy and became a trained pilot in the Royal Norwegian Air Force during two years of training in Mississippi and Arizona in the United States, and flew Lockheed F-104 Starfighter fighter jets from 1969 to 1975 during the height of the Cold war. Upon returning to Norway he applied for work at the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), since however they did not need any new pilots, Kjos started studying law at the University of Oslo and he worked as a lawyer in 1983 to 2002, and was also for a period a judge in Moss District Court.

In 1986, Bjørn and his brother Tore started Read-gruppen, that worked with seismology in the North Sea for the oil industry. In 1993, following the bankruptcy of the airline Busy Bee, Kjos and several employees started Norwegian Air Shuttle, that used the newly available Fokker 50 aircraft to fly regional routes in Western Norway for Braathens SAFE, routes which had previously been served by Busy Bee.

In 2002, Kjos transformed Norwegian Air Shuttle into a low-cost airline, and leased eight Boeing 737-300s. With the 2004 take-over by SAS of Braathens, Norwegian Air Shuttle quickly became Norway´s second largest airline. Since Kjos took over as CEO of the regional airline in 2002, Norwegian Air Shuttle has become the second-largest airline in Scandinavia.


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