No A220 Deliveries for the Ordered Airbus/Bombardier Aircraft Said Braathens Regional Airways (formerly Malmö Aviation)
September 4, 2018 - by Sylvain Faust for Fliegerfaust
The pressure on the Swedish airline market is tough and now the airline BRA (formerly Malmö Aviation) has decided to postpone the work on obtaining new jet plans. Although the need for new plans is large, the deal is considered to be too risky at the moment.
"Several years ago, an order for ten new jet bombs from Canadian Bombardier. They were calculated only a year ago, costing 3.5 billion, but since then the krona has weakened strongly against the dollar and the cost in Swedish kronor has increased."
"We have also received an air tax that reduces the entire domestic market. So far this year, domestic flights have fallen by 3 per cent and because we can not fully compensate for aviation tax, it is against the outcome. It's simply huge cost increases that we keep waiting for. A new decision will be made this autumn, says Emma Sandsjö.
"It's simply a big cost increases... A new decision will be made this fall." Emma Sandsjö, Communications Manager at BRA.