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ATR and BRA-Braathens Regional Airlines partner with Neste to accelerate 100% SAF certification

BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEN (SE-MKG) (msn 1354) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 935323.

ATR has made this announcement:

As part of its commitment to meet the challenges of decarbonization of the aviation industry, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), turboprop manufacturer ATR and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste will partner to achieve the collective aim of accelerating the certification of 100% SAF of ATR aircraft to fly with 100% Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ – a key pillar of the industry’s decarbonization strategy, which has an immediate impact in reducing CO2 emissions.

The companies aim to show a demonstration flight in 2022, with one of Braathens Regional Airlines’ ATR aircraft flying with 100% SAF in one engine and 50% SAF in the other, for an anticipated emissions reduction of 64%. It is expected that an ATR flying with 100% sustainable aviation fuel in both engines would reduce CO2 emissions by 82%, if it were flying one of Braathens Regional Airlines’ typical routes. This collaboration follows the successful Perfect Flight venture in 2019 in which every aspect of a BRA ATR flight was optimized, including the use of a 50% SAF blend. This led to a saving of 46% of CO2 emissions, compared to a standard flight.

ATR, as the most sustainable on the market, burning up to 40% less fuel and emitting up to 40% less CO2 than a similarly sized regional jet, is the ideal aircraft on which to deploy 100% SAF. Today, with no SAF on board, if ATR aircraft replaced every regional jet departing from Sweden, nearly 32,000 tonnes of CO2 could be saved, for a reduction in CO2 emissions of 42%.These eco-credentials were validated when the aircraft became the first-ever to become eligible for Green Financing in 2019, when Braathens Regional Airlines modernized their fleet with ATR aircraft replacing aging, regional jets.

International Route Map:

Top Copyright Photo: BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEN (SE-MKG) (msn 1354) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 935323.

BRA aircraft slide show:

BRA to start the Gothenburg – Aarhus route on September 27

BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) SE-MKG (msn 1354) BMA (Stefan Sjögren). Image: 949203.

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines is planning to start the Gothenburg – Aarhus route on September 27, 2021.

Aarhus (below) is the second largest city in Denmark.

The schedule:

Top Copyright Photo: BRA-flygbra.se (Braathens Regional) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) SE-MKG (msn 1354) BMA (Stefan Sjögren). Image: 949203.

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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.

BRA aircraft slide show:

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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.