Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019
Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) is making a major investment in international traffic, launching three new non-stop direct routes from Bromma Stockholm Airport. The destinations are Oslo Torp, Riga and Tallinn. The routes will start operating in March 2020, and this is the first time that scheduled service for all passengers flying to Norway and the Baltic countries will be carbon offset.
Just in time for spring, BRA is making a major investment in international traffic from Stockholm. The airline is launching a total of three new direct routes from Bromma Stockholm Airport to Oslo Torp, Riga and Tallinn. Service will begin in March 2020, and the routes will be operated using BRA’s new climate-efficient ATR 72–600 aircraft.
“We welcome this investment in international service that BRA is making at Bromma Stockholm since we see greater demand among business travellers for more sustainable air travel and convenient direct routes. The new route to Oslo Torp also enables more Swedish visitors to experience nearby Sandefjord, with its beautiful nature and rich history,” says Mona Glans, airport director at Bromma Stockholm Airport.
The flights to Oslo Torp will be flown in partnership with the Norwegian carrier Widerøe, and together the airlines will offer up to three daily departures. Oslo Torp Airport is Norway’s third largest and is a hub for Widerøe in south of the country. From Oslo Torp, Swedish travellers will be able to easily continue on to Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, which Widerøe flies to 4-6 times a day.
Passengers have the option of choosing carbon-offsetting, bookable bio fuel when they purchase their ticket as well as fuel-efficient turboprop aircraft. Fossil emissions are always carbon-offset for all passengers flying with BRA, which means this is the first time there is carbon-offset scheduled service to Norway and the Baltic countries.
For many years, Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work. All ten of its airports shall have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to bio fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.