Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3810 posts, RR: 27 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
Since I was curious about the status of Braathens subsequent to their acquisition by SAS, I checked out their website, which states that the two airlines continue to operate independently although their schedules have been coordinated to eliminate overlapping or "wingtip to wingtip" flights. The BU site gives a concise summary of which city pairs within Norway are flown by which airline, or, on routes served by both BU and SK, the number of frequencies operated by each.
My question that was not anwered is... Does Braathens continue to fly scheduled services from Norway to cities on the European continent and/or the U.K.? If so, what routes do they fly? Thanks for your help.
717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 989 times:
Perhaps they should start services on the OSL-ZRH route. There is no competition, since SAS has cancelled it, leaving only Swiss operating this route. Before 9/11 SAS planned to start again 2 daily flights from Oslo to Zurich, but this was cancelled.
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 975 times:
Braathens operates one daily Bergen-London Gatwick flight and a six a week service Stavanger-Aberdeen. Both are operated with 737-500 aircraft.
I was lucky enough to fly on them LGW-BGO earlier this year and had a great flight. Their Business Class is very nice. They are a great little airline, it's a shame they have been brought under the SAS umbrella. They did operate Oslo-Gatwick but this was discontinued at the oder of SAS to avoid overlap. They also used to fly Stavanger-Newcastle before giving the route to Norwegian Air Shuttle.