BRA (airline)

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Not to be confused with Braathens Regional Aviation.
BRA
Braathens Regional Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
DC BRX BRAATHENS
Founded 1976 (as Golden Air)
Hubs Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Fleet size 29
Destinations 16
Headquarters Malmö, Sweden
Website flygbra.se

BRA,[1] legally Braathens Regional Airways AB (previously Golden Air and Braathens Regional), is a Swedish airline with its head office in Trollhättan.[2] It operates scheduled services between several domestic destinations within Sweden, as well as Helsinki in Finland and ad hoc charter services. Its main headquarter is Malmö,Sweden with hubs at Stockholm-Bromma Airport and Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport. BRA is the successor of the Sverigeflyg brand.

History[edit]

The airline was originally registered as Golden Air Flyg AB in September 1976 and operated air taxi and charter services. It underwent several changes until being restructured under the current ownership in August 1993. It started operations on 15 August 1993. It was long wholly owned by shipping company Erik Thun and had 56 employees (at March 2007).[3]

In 2012, Golden Air was acquired by Braathens Aviation and the main Trollhättan - Bromma route was taken over by Sverigeflyg.[4] On 1 January 2013, Golden Air changed its name to Braathens Regional. At the end of 2015, Malmö Aviation flew under the ICAO code of Braathens Aviation, ending the use of the Scanwing callsign that was previously operated by Malmö - as of 29 Febr 2016, the airline was fully incorporated into Braathens Regional.

In March 2016, Braathens Regional changed its name to Braathens Regional Airlines or BRA for short[5][6] and merged with Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg including its subsidiaries to form a larger Swedish regional airline.

Destinations[edit]

As of April 2016, BRA serves a network of 16 scheduled destinations:[7]

Finland
Sweden

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2016 the Braathens Regional Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft: 5 Avro 100 [8]

Braathens Regional Aviation
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-500 5 0 72
ATR 72-600 5 0 72
Saab 2000 9 0 50 2 leased to Tus Airways
Total 19 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.flygbra.se/#m
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Golden Air. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "Golden Air Flyg AB Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport 461 93 Trollhättan"
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 87. 
  4. ^ "Nya Golden Air". Golden Air. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  5. ^ https://www.behance.net/gallery/34560659/BRA-Braathens-Regional-Airlines
  6. ^ http://www.aerotelegraph.com/braathens-aviation-schweden-tauft-sich-um-in-bra
  7. ^ flygbra.se - BRA Destinationer (Swedish) 25 April 2016
  8. ^ "Braathens Regional Aircraft Fleet". Braathens Regional. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Braathens Regional Airlines at Wikimedia Commons