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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 operates its last SAAB 2000 revenue flight

On June 25, 2017 BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines (Stockholm-Bromma) flew for the last time with the SAAB 2000. The last flight was operated from Stockholm-Bromma to Umeå.

On landing the crew was met by the tradtional water cannon salute.

The company replaced its older SAAB 2000s with newer ATR 72s.

BRA serves 13 destinations in Sweden.

Copyright Photo: Andreas. SAAB 2000 SE-MFM (msn 022) departs from Umea Airport.

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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.

Seven local airlines in Sweden to be united under a single brand in 2015

Sverigeflyg (Stockholm-Bromma) is the primary umbrella brand for seven local airlines (some virtual) which includes Blekingeflyg, Flysmaland, Golden Air, Gotlandsflyg, Kalmarflyg, Kullaflyg, and Sundsvallsflyg.

Sverigeflyg logo

 

Braathens Regional (formerly Golden Air) holds the actual AOC and operates ATR 72-500s and SAAB 2000s under the Sverigeflyg brand. The group flies to Sundsvall in the north and Ängelholm/Helsingborg in the south of Sweden (see below).

Sverigeflyg Route Map:

Sverigeflyg 11.2014 Route Map

 

Sverigeflyg partners

Some of these marketing names do not operate any aircraft.

Braathens Regional, Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg are all part of the Braathens Aviation group of companies.

This group of airlines will unite in 2015 under a single new brand which has not yet been determined or announced.

Sverigeflyg crew

The company issued this statement (translated from Swedish):

Now it’s time to take the next step, and together with its sister company, Malmö Aviation, we will challenge throughout Sweden as a domestic airline with a Bromma Airport hub.

Sverigeflyg-Malmo Aviation logo

Malmö Aviation (below) provides scheduled passenger services between Malmö, Gothenburg and Umeå to Bromma, the Stockholm City Airport.

Braathens Aviation is a corporate group owned by Braganza AS. Braganza is a privately held investment company based in Oslo and is owned by Per G. Braathen and his immediate family.

The group consists of Malmö Aviation, Sverigeflyg, Braathens Technical, Braathens IT Solutions, Braathens Training, Braathens Leasing and Braathens Regional.

Top Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com (all others images by the group). Operated in the past, Fokker F.27 Mk. 050 (Fokker 50) SE-LEC (msn 20112) of Skyways Express arrives in Stockholm (Arlanda) in Sverigeflyg colors.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. Malmo Aviation’s BAe RJ100 SE-DST (msn E3247) taxies at Glasgow.