Swedish FlygBRA has discontinued all flight operations

Swedish regional air carrier Braathens Regional Airways, also named FlygBRA (TF/BRX) has discontinued all flight operations on April 6th, until May 31st. However, there aren’t any flight tickets available for purchase after this date. At the same time, the newly announced Malmö – Split route for this year’s summer season has been cancelled.  

FlygBRA will inaugurate new flight operations from Sweden to Croatia

At the same time, the last five British Aerospace BAe 146 Avroliner planes (in the picture) have been removed from regular passanger air traffic in Europe. 

FlygBRA was founded in 2016 through the merger of Swedish regional air carriers Malmö Aviation (TF/SCW) and Sverigeflyg (DC/BRX). Sverigeflyg was founded in 1976 under the previous name Golden Air (DC/GAO) with the main operational base at Stockholm Bromma Airport. The company operated Saab SF-340, Saab S-2000 and ATR-72  in their fleet.  Malmö Aviation was founded in 1981, and started flight operations with Fairchild F-27 planes. British Aerospace planes in all basic versions BAe 146-100, 146-200, 146-300, ARJ-70, ARJ-85 and ARJ-100 were used in their fleet since 1988. Malmö Avation used to fly on many charter flights from several Scandinavian destinations mainly to Split, but also to Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka and Zadar

Before the end of flight operations FlygBRA had 6 ATR-72s, 4 Saab S-2000s and 3 wet-leased Embraer ERJ-190s from German Airways (HE/LGW). They also ordered 10 Airbus A220s, but this order was cancelled in May last year.  

Photo © Avioradar – Jan Kotek (SPU/07.08.2010.)