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 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.