DirectFlight was established in 1983 DirectFlight operated in Shetland from 1991 to 2004 for the Scottish Fisheries
Eastern Airways were founded in December 1997 starting off with BAe Jetstream 32 and 41s. In 1999 they purchased Manchester based Air Kilroe. Eastern Airways started
Loganair has a long history with Shetland. They were founded on the 1st February 1962 and started flying into Shetland in 1969 before offering their first inter-island flights in May 1970.
Gama Aviation were founded in 1983 and offer executive air charters and aircraft management services. Since April 2006 Gama Aviation have been regularly seen at Sumburgh operating for the Scottish Air Ambulance under a government contract.