Braathens Regional Airlines commenced operations between Malmö and Helsinki on 16 April. Seen cutting the ribbon, officially declaring the 863-kilometre Nordic city pair open, is Peter Weinhandl, MD of Malmö Airport and Marita Nilsson, Station Manager, Braathens Regional Airlines. The carrier will fly the route six times weekly.
- Braathens Regional Airlines, which recently inaugurated flights between Vaxjo and Berlin Tegel, has connected another Swedish regional city to a European capital this week, with the operator now offering six weekly flights between Malmö (MMX) and Helsinki (HEL). Launched on 16 April, the carrier will operate the 863-kilometre hop between the Swedish and Finnish cities using a mixture of its 112-seat Avro RJ100s and 95-seat Avro RJ85s according to OAG schedules, with it currently having a combined total of 13 in its fleet. The airport pair faces no direct competition. Helsinki becomes Braathens Regional Airlines’ fourth scheduled route from Malmö and its first international link. It also offers services to Stockholm Bromma and Visby year-round, while seasonal services to Åre Östersund are also operated. The airline also offers some charters from Malmö during the summer season.