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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.

Swiss retires the last Avro RJ100

Swiss retires the last Avro (BAe) RJ100

Swiss International Air Lines through Swiss Global Air Lines operated its last Avro (BAe) RJ100 revenue flight on August 15, 2017 with the pictured HB-IYZ on flight LX7545 between Geneva and Zurich.

Swiss issued this statement:

Swiss International Air Lines removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations on August 15, 2017 after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva in the morning and made its last official landing at Zurich Airport.

Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered HB-IYZ received the traditional water fountain salute by the airport fire brigade before being officially taken out of service to loud applause from a crowd of employees and aviation fans. This special flight, operated under flight number LX7545, carried a mix of media professionals, staff and other guests.

The Avro RJ100 and its smaller version, the Avro RJ85, formed the backbone of the Swiss European fleet since the company was founded in 2002. The Avro fleet has completed over 700,000 hours in the air. During that time Swiss made over half a million flights with this British Aerospace (BAe) aircraft. With their record for excellent maintenance quality, these former Swiss aircraft remain in high demand despite their age, and will go into service with other airlines.

Copyright Photo: Swiss Global Air Lines BAe RJ100 HB-IYZ (msn E3338) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 930696.

BVI Airways to launch nonstop Tortola – Miami service

Miami International Airport has announced BVI Airways is scheduled to launch first-ever nonstop service between Tortola, British Virgin Islands and MIA on July 22, with two weekly roundtrip flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

BVI Airways will use the pictured BAe (Avro) RJ100 aircraft (VP-LWW, msn E3274, above) to serve the new route, which connects Miami to the British Virgin Islands’ capital and largest island. Tortola will also be MIA’s 40th Caribbean destination with nonstop service.

Previously British Caribbean Airways (below) was a short-lived British airline that attempted to connect Tortola in the British Virgin Islands with Miami via Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The 146 operator flew between April 14, 1986 and October 12, 1987.

Top Photo: BVI Airways.

Copyright Photo Below: British Caribbean Airways BAe 146-100 N246SS (msn E1003) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 103394.

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Swiss European grounds four BAe RJ100s, will lease four Embraer 190s

Swiss European Air Lines (subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines) (Zurich) has parked four BAe (Avro) RJ100s due to their high operating costs, maintenance issues and recent incidents according to Aero Telegraph. According to the report, four Embraer 190s will replace the grounded aircraft starting in either December 2014 or January 2015. The aircraft will be leased from Helvetic Airways (Zurich).

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The ACMI cooperation between Swiss International Air Lines and Helvetic Airways has been in existence since 2006. Helvetic has been operating a total of 4 Fokker 100s until spring 2017.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. BAe RJ100 HB-IYT (msn E3380) taxies to the runway at Zurich.

Swiss European: AG Slide Show

Helvetic Airways: AG Slide Show

 

Brussels Airlines to extend its network to Riga, Latvia

Brussels Airlines (Brussels) on October 26 will start flights between Brussels Airport and Riga. The capital of Latvia will be connected to the European capital with six flights per week to Riga International Airport, all in the afternoon.

The flights will be operated in collaboration with codeshare partner airBaltic.

The new route will be operated with Avro (BAe) RJ100 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. RJ100 OO-DWD (msn E3324) land at EuroAirport.

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Swiss concludes a labor agreement with the Swiss European RJ100 pilots

Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich) has concluded a new collective labor agreement with the IPG union which represents the pilots of its Swiss European Air Lines (Zurich).

The company issued this statement:

SWISS has concluded a new collective labor agreement with the IPG, the staff association of its Swiss European Air Lines pilots. The new CLA14+ will keep the company competitive, give greater flexibility to its flight operations and enable its new Bombardier CS100 and Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fleets to be brought into service with the participation of both its present pilot corps.

The new accord was formally signed by SWISS and the IPG on Wednesday May 28. The CLA14+ collective labor agreement, which will be valid from July 2014 to April 2019, will enable SWISS to make major structural change. The new accord, which will be available to all SWISS pilots, will cover and regulate the introduction of the company’s two new aircraft types, the Bombardier CS100 and the Boeing 777-300 ER, in a way which safeguards its competitive credentials while also ensuring fair participation for both of its cockpit corps. The new agreement offers the company’s present Avro RJ100 pilots new long-haul career opportunities, and simultaneously allows the company’s Airbus pilots to transfer to it with due regard to their current rank and qualifications.

The key features of the new CLA14+ in brief:

•An innovative new salary and workhours model will provide greater flexibility for SWISS’s flight operations, while also offering its pilots more scope in their roster planning. At the same time, the modernized salary system, while being more closely geared to functional criteria, still pays due and full regard to further considerations such as experience and loyalty to the company.

•Any transfers to the new CLA14+ from the Airbus pilot corps will be effected with full recognition of seniority and experience. Up to two-thirds of the long-haul places under the new CLA have been forseen for such transfers.

•This will both ensure that free positions can be occupied according to needs and allow SWISS to establish its planned new cockpit crew base in Geneva. The further option of recruiting pilots for such positions from outside SWISS would only be resorted to if there were no candidates for the positions concerned from either SWISS pilot corps.

“Our new CLA14+ will lay the foundations for making our operations more flexible and more cost-effective and thus more competitive, without having to outsource or reduce corps numbers,” says SWISS Chief Operating Officer Rainer Hiltebrand. “And it will ensure that we can employ all our pilots under favourable terms and conditions which we can continue to offer in the longer term.”

The new CLA14+ will now be subject to a phase of consultation among the Swiss European pilot corps, after which it will be put to referendum in a process that will begin in mid-June.

SWISS’s Airbus pilots will remain subject to their own CLA until the end of 2016 as desired. SWISS remains in discussions with Aeropers, the staff association of its Airbus cockpit corps.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. The new agreement offers the company’s present Avro RJ100 pilots new long-haul career opportunities. Swiss European’s BAe RJ100 HB-IYS (msn E3381) in the special “Shopping Paradise Zurich Airport” taxies at the Zurich hub.

Swiss International: AG Slide Show

Swiss European: AG Slide Show