BRA Braathens Regional Airlines

BRA Braathens Regional Airlines is a Norwegian-owned Swedish airline founded in 2016 and one of the largest domestic airlines in Sweden. The actual operators of all of its flights however are its sister companies Braathens Regional Airways and Braathens Regional Aviation. The brand BRA is the successor of Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg and the company has its headquarters in Stockholm.[2][3] BRA suspended all operations on 6 April 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It relaunched limited charter operations on 1 October 2020 and scheduled domestic operations in the final quarter of 2020, with more domestic routes restarting throughout the Summer 2021 season.[4]

BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2016 (2016) (original)
28 June 2021 (2021-06-28) (resumption)
Ceased operations6 April 2020 (2020-04-06) (temporary)[1]
HubsStockholm Bromma Airport
Fleet size20
Parent companyBraganza
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden


BRA Braathens Regional Airlines was founded in 2016 with the purpose of uniting the previously distinct appearances of Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg and offer one single brand to the Swedish domestic market. BRA does not have an AOC and any aircraft of its own. Instead it uses the capacities of its sister companies Braathens Regional Airways and Braathens Regional Aviation.[5]

In early April 2020, BRA suspended all flights between 6 April and 31 May in response to a sharp decrease in demand and the Swedish Government and Public Health Agency's recommendation that people not travel around the country.[6]

BRA filed in court for a debt restructuring on 6 April 2020, [1] and ceased all operations until further notice.[7] The airline also dismissed all but 20 of its 600 staff.[8] with their planes parked at Norwich City Airport in the UK.

Scheduled operations resumed in late 2020.[4]


The following destinations are marketed by BRA - and served by Braathens Regional Airways or Braathens Regional Aviation - as of October 2019:[9]

Country City Airport Notes
  France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport
  Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport Airport Closed
  Latvia Riga Riga Airport
  Norway Oslo Sandefjord Airport
  Denmark Aarhus Aarhus Airport
  Estonia Tallinn Tallinn Airport
Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport Seasonal
  Sweden Ängelholm Ängelholm–Helsingborg Airport
Gothenburg Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Halmstad Halmstad Airport
Jönköping Jönköping Airport Terminated
Kalmar Kalmar Airport
Kristianstad Kristianstad Airport [10]
Malmö Malmö Airport
Norrköping Norrköping Airport Seasonal
Östersund Åre Östersund Airport
Ronneby Ronneby Airport
Sälen Scandinavian Mountains Airport Seasonal
Stockholm Stockholm Bromma Airport Hub
Sundsvall Sundsvall–Timrå Airport
Trollhättan Trollhättan–Vänersborg Airport
Umeå Umeå Airport
Visby Visby Airport
Växjö Växjö Småland Airport


BRA Braathens Regional Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of February 2020):


As of March 2020, the BRA Braathens Regional Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines fleet
ATR 72-500 2 72 Operated by Braathens Regional Airways
ATR 72-600 12 1 72 Operated by Braathens Regional Airways
Embraer E190 3 2 100 Operated by WDL Aviation
Fokker 50 3 50 Operated by Amapola Flyg
Total 20 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Somnell, Mikaela; Ahmadi Högfeldt, Farida (6 April 2020). "Flygbolaget BRA hotas av konkurs". SVT Nyheter.
  2. ^ "Braathens Aviation wird BRA: Airline wählt Namen, den es schon gibt". aeroTELEGRAPH. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  3. ^ "Flygbolag i Sverige med Operativ Licens (OL)". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  4. ^ a b "Sweden's BRA to relaunch international flights in Q3 2021". ch-aviation. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Behance". Behance. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  6. ^ Mayberry, Kate; Uras, Umut; Najjah, Farah (2 April 2020). "Global coronavirus cases surpass 900,000: Live updates". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  7. ^ - På snart återseende! (Swedish) 6 April 2020
  8. ^ 6 April 2020
  9. ^ - Destinationer (Swedish) retrieved 12 February 2017
  10. ^ "BRA expanderar linjenätet ytterligare: Startar flyg mellan Kristianstad-Bromma 27 augusti". (in Swedish). 2018-06-21. Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  11. ^ "BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2020-03-20.

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