Malmö Aviation (Stockholm-Bromma) via Braathens Leasing Limited, a member of Braathens Aviation of Sweden, has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100 and five CS300 jetliners. Braathens also took options on an additional 10 CSeries aircraft.
The CSeries aircraft will be operated by Malmö Aviation from its base at the Bromma-Stockholm City Airport in downtown Stockholm. Malmö Aviation currently operates 12 BAe (Avro) aircraft (one RJ70, two RJ85 and seven RJ100s).
Braathens of Norway acquired full control of Malmo Aviation in August 1998 and in early 1999 integrated Braathens Sweden (formerly Transwede) into Malmö Aviation. In December 2001 Malmo Aviation became an independent airline owned by Braganza AS/Bramora. This was the result of the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) acquisition of Braathens in which Malmö Aviation, for legal reasons, was not included. It is now wholly owned by Braathens Aviation.
The Braathens/Malmo Aviation order brings the total to 100 firm orders for the 110-145-seater aircraft, which is set to enter the market in late-2013. This order also breaks a 16-month order lull.
Malmo Aviation BAe RJ100 SE-DSO (msn E3221) BMA (Stefan Sjogren), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Malmo Aviation (Malmo) will operate summer seasonal service with its BAe RJ100s from Copenhagen to both Pula (from June 25 to August 6) and Split (from June 25 to August 13).
Malmo maintains a hub at the downtown Bromma Airport in Stockholm.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren.