Braathens Regional Airways

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Braathens Regional Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1976 (as Golden Air)
Hubs Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Fleet size 13
Destinations see BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
Headquarters Trollhättan, Sweden

Braathens Regional Airways AB (previously Golden Air and Braathens Regional) is a Swedish airline with its head office in Trollhättan.[1] It operates ACMI services between several domestic destinations within Sweden for its sister company and virtual airline BRA Braathens Regional Airlines and ad hoc charter services.


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).[2]

In 2012, Golden Air was acquired by Braathens Aviation and the main Trollhättan - Bromma route was taken over by Sverigeflyg.[3] On 1 January 2013, Golden Air changed its name to Braathens Regional while retaining the brand name for its Bromma route.

In March 2016, Braathens Regional changed its name to Braathens Regional Airways and together with Braathens Regional Aviation started operating all flights for the virtual airline BRA Braathens Regional Airlines uniting the previously separated brands of Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg.[4][5]

Braathens Regional Airways has one maintenance base at Ängelholm–Helsingborg Airport for the ATR 72 and one base at Umeå Airport for the SAAB 2000.


The airline does not have any destinations of its own but instead serves the destinations of its sister company BRA Braathens Regional Airlines.


As of August 2016 the Braathens Regional Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Braathens Regional Aviation
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-500 4 0 72 All operated for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
ATR 72-600 9 1 72 All operated for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines, 5 options
Total 13 0

Retired its last SAAB 2000 in June 2017.

All ATR72-500 on lease from Thun.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Golden Air. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "Golden Air Flyg AB Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport 461 93 Trollhättan"
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 87. 
  3. ^ "Nya Golden Air". Golden Air. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
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  6. ^ "Braathens Regional Aircraft Fleet". Braathens Regional. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

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