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What Was Braathens S.A.F.E?  
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Hey everyone! I came across something that mentioned Braathens S.A.F.E. I have no idea what that was? Was it like, a low fare portion of Braathens? Can anyone explain what it was to me? Thanks in advance!
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User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

As far as I know, the airlines initial intention was to fly from Norway with Constellations to South America and Far East, therefrom the S.A.F.E.

As SAS was formed then by Denmark, Sweden and Norway, Braathens could not go international and became a mainly domestic carrier.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7743 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Yes. 'SAFE' stood for 'South America and Far East'. But long after Braathens SAFE first went domestic and then returned to (shoert haul) international services its aircraft carried 'BRATHENS S.A.F.E.' titles:

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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

It also flies charter for some Scandinavian TOs.

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Braathens has long been involved in charter/IT flights carrying sun-starved Norweigians.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

So Braathens S.A.F.E. existed before 1946 when SAS took off? Had NO idea..

Micke//SE  Confused



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User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Braathens S-A-F-E was a private airline owned by the Braathens family in Oslo. In early days they flew to typical shipping destinations, transported crews and other equipment.

Later SAS (1940's) was founded and became the "national carrier" of Norway as well as Sweden and Denmark. Braathens S-A-F-E lost most of it's international routes and were left with domestic and charter operations until late 1980's.

Deregulation came and Braathens S-A-F-E eventually changed name to Braathens and started limited international services in fierce competition with SAS. First they had co-operation with British Airways, later KLM until they were merged into SAS in 2003.

Today, we have SAS Norway called SAS Braathens because of this merger.

At one stage 1984-1985 they also operated B767-200  Smile


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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2307 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting Legacy135 (Reply 1):
As far as I know, the airlines initial intention was to fly from Norway with Constellations to South America and Far East, therefrom the S.A.F.E.

Not only their intention, they actually did it. Their first flight was from Oslo to Hong Kong with lots of stop-overs in between.



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Quoting Frontiercpt (Thread starter):
Hey everyone! I came across something that mentioned Braathens S.A.F.E. I have no idea what that was?

Frontiercpt, in addition to the excellent info from Vadheim and Redchili, you may look at these threads:
http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/bu.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braathens


User currently offlineA999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1455 times:

Braathens SAFE never flew any Connies but DC-4s and later DC-6Bs to South America and Far East(thereby the clever suffix).

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