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Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) has existed for eight years. The first commercial flight by the Swedish carrier was in February 2016. According to Planespotters.net, it now has 14 72-seat ATR 72-600s. Confusingly, they are operated by Braathens Regional Airways (also BRA), which is a Norwegian-owned Swedish operator. Both are separate from Braathens International Airways, which […]

February 26, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Italian Market review

As the world steadily emerged from the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy’s aviation sector witnessed a significant resurgence. The previous year marked a robust rebound in passenger traffic, with airlines and airports bustling with renewed activity. Low-cost carriers played a pivotal role in boosting frequencies, expanding capacity, and launching numerous new routes in the […]

February 7, 2024 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

European recovery

The European aviation sector’s recovery in 2023 has been uneven, with most southern and southeast European markets surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 records, while the majority in the west and north are still trailing behind. These trends persist into the first quarter of 2024 when compared to the same three-month period in 2019, which was unaffected by […]

The Northern Norwegian city of Tromsø is located within the Arctic Circle and plays a vital role in the region’s tourism and economic development. While the vast majority of Tromsø’s capacity is domestic, there has been a considerable increase in new international capacity, including from multiple new routes. According to Cirium schedules information, Tromsø has 172,000 departing international […]

January 30, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

PLAY AIRLINES

Formed from the ashes of Iceland’s WOW Air, PLAY launched operations in July 2021. Planespotters.net shows that it now has a fleet of 10 aircraft: six A320neos and four A321neos. According to the airline’s own figures, it carried more than 1.5 million passengers in 2023, accounting for about one in five of Keflavik’s passengers. While […]