Braathens Regional Aviation

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Braathens Regional Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1981[1]
Hubs Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Fleet size 12
Destinations see BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
Parent company Braganza AS
Headquarters Malmö, Sweden
Key people
  • Per G. Braathen (Owner)
  • Knut A. Solberg (CEO)

Braathens Regional Aviation is a Swedish airline headquartered in Malmö operating aircraft wet-leasing services together with its sister airline Braathens Regional Airways for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines.[2][3]

Previously it was known under the name Malmö Aviation and operated domestic routes in Sweden from its hub at Stockholm-Bromma Airport until February 2016, when its operations merged with Sverigeflyg to form BRA Braathens Regional Airlines. In the process the airline changed its name to the current Braathens Regional Aviation and ceased its own network-operations.


The company was established in 1981, operating as a flight training school and air charter company.[citation needed] In the late 1980s it began operating cargo services on behalf of TNT with BAe 146-200QT jet aircraft; and examples of the turboprop Fokker F27 Friendship and its derivatives the Fairchild F-27 and Fairchild Hiller FH-227.[4]

The company was sold to CityAir Scandinavia on 11 February 1992. A new company Malmö Aviation Schedule was formed on 16 April 1993 under the ownership of Wiklund Inter Trade. Braathens of Norway acquired full control in August 1998 and in early 1999 integrated Braathens Sweden (formerly Transwede) into Malmö Aviation. In December 2001 it became an independent airline owned by Braganza AS/Bramora. This was the result of the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) acquisition of Braathens in which Malmö Aviation, for legal reasons, was not included. It is now wholly owned by Braathens Aviation.[citation needed]

In September 2014, Malmö Aviation stated that it would no longer be the Bombardier CS100's launch customer as previously planned.[5] This role has since been taken over by Swiss Global Air Lines.

In March 2016, the operational part of Malmö Aviation was merged into BRA Braathens Regional Airlines together with Sverigeflyg and the name was changed to Braathens Regional Aviation.[6]

In March 2017, Braathens Regional Aviation announced the postponement all of its orders for the Bombardier C-Series indefinitely after a new Swedish ticket tax will be introduced which is expected to reduce passenger numbers.[7]


Braathens Regional Aviation does not operate flights under its own name. Instead the aircraft are used to operate flights for sister airline BRA Braathens Regional Airlines.


BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Avro RJ100 operated by Braathens Regional Aviation

As of April 2016 the Braathens Regional Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft, which are all operated for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines:

Braathens Regional Aviation
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Avro RJ85 2 95 all operated for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
Avro RJ100 10 112 all operated for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
Bombardier CS100 5 TBA order postponed indefinitely[7]
Bombardier CS300 5 TBA order postponed indefinitely[7]
Total 12 10




  • Williams, George (1 April 1989). "World Airline Directory". Flight International. Vol. 135 no. 4158. London: Reed Business Publishing. pp. 30–133. ISSN 0015-3710. 

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