Braathens Regional

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Braathens Regional
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1976 (as Golden Air)
Fleet size 17
Headquarters Flag of Sweden.svg Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport
Trollhättan, Sweden

Braathens Regional (previously Golden Air) is a regional airline with its head office on the property of Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in Trollhättan, Sweden.[1] It operates scheduled services to destinations in Finland, Norway and Sweden, as well as ad hoc charter services. Its main base is Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport, with hubs at Stockholm-Bromma Airport and Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport.


Braathens Regional Saab 2000

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 Erik Thun (shipping company) 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.[4]


Braathens Regional has no destinations of its own, as all of its scheduled services are operated for other carriers under wet leases.[4] Services are operated on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines, Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg.[5]


Saab 340B at Visby Airport in 2005

As of December 2013 the Braathens Regional fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Braathens Regional Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
ATR 72-500 5 72
Saab 2000 11 50
Saab 340 1 33
Total 17


  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. 
  4. ^ a b "Golden Air launches a refined strategy under the name Braathens Regional". Braathens Regional. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ "About Braathens Regional". Braathens Regional. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Braathens Regional Aircraft Fleet". Braathens Regional. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

External links[edit]

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