Frontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1286 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!
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 6631 posts, RR: 17 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1254 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:
Vadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 618 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1069 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