BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines
Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) is one of Sweden’s leading domestic airlines with a Swedish market share of 30 per cent. BRA operates to and from 16 destinations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and France. The airline’s on-time punctuality outperforms all other airlines in the world. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, BRA received awards as the airline with most satisfied passengers in Sweden. BRA was formed in 2016 after a consolidation of several domestic air carriers. The company’s aviation DNA reaches back to 1946 when the very first airline of the Braathens family was founded. With a high sustainability ambition, travel is offered on board new modern ATR 72-600 propeller aircraft, the world’s most climate-efficient regional aircraft. In addition, since 2018 the airline offers its customers the choice of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) when booking flights. In 2009 the company was environmentally certified by ISO14001 as the first passenger airline in the world. In 2019 BRA conducted the ‘perfect flight’, a flight between Bromma and Halmstad with 50 per cent SAF mixed in both tanks, an optimised flight altitude, a slower approach and the straightest possible flight path BRA managed to reduce the fossil emissions of CO2 by as much as 46 per cent compared to the same flight with fossil fuel. In 2022 BRA operated the first commercial flight in the world with 100 per cent SAF, a project in collaboration with aircraft manufacturer ATR and fuel producer Neste aiming to speed up the process of certifying 100 per cent fossil-free flight. During the same year the airline launched SAF tickets with 50 per cent SAF included. In September 2022 BRA launched the world’s first flight route between Gothenburg and Lyon with 50 per cent SAF. BRA is committed to SBTi with the goal of reach net zero on domestic flights, according to the standard by 2030, and international flights by 2045. In addition to scheduled services, Braathens Regional Airlines also undertake ad hoc and ACMI work, and during 2023 will launch a new business area operating charter flights with Airbus A319 aircraft.