Category Archives: BRA-Braathens Regional Airlines

BRA files for debt restructuring

BRA-Braathens Regional Airlines, which suspended operations from April 6 to May 31, has also filed in the district court for company reconstruction also on April 6.

The airline issued this statement:

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BRA to suspend operations until May 31

BRA (Braathens Regional Airlines) has announced it will suspend operations from April 6 to May 31.

The airline made this announcement:

We at BRA have done everything we can to maintain our air traffic for Sweden and for our customers. In the last week we have struggled with only a few flights, but with the sharp call of the government and the Public Health Authority to the Swedish population not to travel within the country makes us have no customers left who fly with us and therefore need to further adapt our traffic to the new conditions.

We at BRA have therefore decided to pause all our flight departures between April 6 and May 31, 2020. We are really sad about how this affects you, but power collects and really want to thank all of you who struggle and believe in us !! Your support is warming in this strange time.

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BRA leases Embraer 190 D-ACJJ from WDL Aviation for expansion

BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) (WDL Aviation) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR D-ACJJ (msn 19000114) BMA (Stefan Sjögren). Image: 949938.

BRA-Braathens Regional Airlines (Stockholm-Bromma) is expanding. This spring, BRA is expanding  with more international destinations.

BRA will Ffy directly from Stockholm Bromma to Oslo/Torp, Tallinn and Riga and to Berlin from Gothenburg and Malmö.

Bromma (BMA) is the downtown airport for Stockholm.

BRA has partnered with Finnair. BRA customers using the loyalty program receive points on all journeys with BRA and its partner Finnair. The points can be used to for travel – domestically and worldwide on Finnair routes.

To fuel the expansion BRA has wet leased the pictured Embraer ERJ 190-100LR D-ACJJ (msn 19000114) from WDL Aviation.

D-ACJJ (top) is pictured arriving at BMA on February 2, 2020.

Copyright Photo: BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) (WDL Aviation) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR D-ACJJ (msn 19000114) BMA (Stefan Sjögren). Image: 949938.

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BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines to phase out its Avros with ATR turboprops

SE-DSO retired on December 19, 2018 - All Avro jets to be retired by 2020

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines is facing a difficult decision concerning its declining Avro (BAe)  jet fleet.

BRA is a virtual brand. The Avro aircraft are actually operated by Braathens Regional Airways AB (formerly Golden Air and Braathens Regional), which is a Norwegian-owned Swedish airline with its head office in Trollhättan.

Due to declining passengers in the Swedish domestic market, the company has announced to its employees, it will phase out its two Avro RJ85s and eight Avro RJ100s by 2020. The jets will be replaced with additional and more fuel-efficient ATR turboprops. The Avro jets have become too expensive to operate.

At least 363 employees will lose their jobs with the transition according to Dagens Industri.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): SE-DSO was retired on December 19, 2018, the first to be retired. BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) Avro (BAe) RJ100 SE-DSO (msn E3221) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 944992.

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BRA to open a new route from Malmö to Helsinki

BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) BAe RJ100 SE-DSS (msn E3245) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941159.

BRA (Braathens Regional) will open a new route Malmö-Helsinki on April 16, 2018.

Daily departures (except Saturdays) from Malmö-Helsinki at 11.45-14.30
and from Helsinki-Malmö at 15.30-16.15.

Flight time is 01.45, with connecting flights to 13 destinations within Sweden.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by BRA): BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) BAe RJ100 SE-DSS (msn E3245) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941159.

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Finnair adds capacity to Stockholm, expands cooperation with Swedish regional airline BRA

BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) BAe RJ100 SE-DSV (msn E3250) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 934629.

Finnair will add connections to Stockholm’s Bromma airport, and deepen its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA. With the new frequencies, Finnair adds capacity between Bromma and Helsinki by a total of 40%, offering up to 7 connections per day between both cities. The new connections to Stockholm’s conveniently located downtown airport further improve Finnair’s offering for the Swedish market, which is one of Finnair’s key markets. Finnair also flies to Stockholm Arlanda airport with up to 8 connections a day.

Starting from January 2018, BRA will operate an additional afternoon flight for Finnair from Bromma in Stockholm to Helsinki and back during the weekdays, offering Swedish customers an additional connection to Finnair’s extensive Asian network. Finnair will also operate an additional morning flight from Helsinki to Bromma five days a week, and an evening flight from Bromma to Helsinki six days a week, giving Finnair customers an improved schedule and quick transfers to BRA’s regional network in Sweden via Bromma. BRA offers connections from Bromma to Malmö, Umeå, Sundsvall, Växjö, Visby, Ängelholm, Halmstad, Ronneby, Östersund and Trollhättan.

 

Finnair flies to four airports in Sweden – Stockholm Arlanda and Bromma, Gothenburg and Umeå – with a total of up to 17 daily connections. With the BRA codeshare, Finnair covers altogether 13 cities in Sweden, and a frequent flyer program partnership between both airlines enables Finnair Plus customers to earn and use points throughout BRA’s network.

BRA flies to 13 destinations in Sweden.

BRA has a fleet of nine AVRO (BAe) RJ100s and two AVRO RJ85s.

Copyright Photo: BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) BAe RJ100 SE-DSV (msn E3250) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 934629.

Braathens Aviation orders five ATR 72-600s

Braathens Regional ATR 72-600 (13)(Flt)(ATR)(LR)

ATR and Sweden-based Braathens Aviation (Braathens Regional) (Stockholm-Bromma) today signed a contract for the purchase of five ATR 72-600s and 10 optional aircraft as part of the company’s fleet upgrade strategy. Deliveries will commence at the end of 2015.

The new aircraft, which will seat 72 passengers, will be operated on the carrier’s regional services in Sweden.. The ATR 72-600 will join an existing fleet of 5 ATR 72-500 airplanes operated by Braathens Regional from its base at Bromma Airport (Stockholm City Airport). The new ATR planes will enable Braathens Aviation to press on with an expansion plan and replace aging Saab 2000 units, while its overall ATR fleet will grow.

Braathens Regional logoBraathens Regional is currently an operating carrier for SAS, Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg. Braathens Regional also performs charter operations within Europe. The company fleet consists of five ATR 42/72 aircraft, 11 SAAB 2000 and one SAAB 340. Today, Braathens Regional employs approximately 250 employees, with 8 bases in the Nordic region.

Image: ATR.