As BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines (TF, Stockholm Bromma) transitions to an all-Avions de Transport Régional fleet from late March 2020 when its remaining jets (eight ARJ-100s and two ARJ-85s) are due to be retired, it may continue part of its scheduled traffic through a subcontractor such as Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l), Sweden's Flyg24Nyheter has reported.

BRA still intends to use jet aircraft on its routes between Stockholm Bromma and both Gothenburg Landvetter and Malmö, the Swedish carrier's communications chief Jim Hofverberg told Flyg24Nyheter, adding that after talks with several lessors, Stobart had one of the most favourable solutions.

The Irish carrier is currently engaged exclusively in ACMI and wet-lease of ATR and Embraer aircraft to other European airlines. Its E195s, which Hofverberg pointed to as being the most likely aircraft type to take over its most important routes, can seat 118 passengers in the Stobart Air configuration. Stobart currently operates one E190 each for BA CityFlyer (CJ, London City) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam Schiphol) as well as an E195 for KLM.

At the start of July, Hofverberg told Sweden's Flygtorget that BRA had asked members of its Vänner loyalty programme about the fleet changeover, receiving the response that the ATRs should be supplemented by jet aircraft.

"This applies primarily to the routes to Malmö and Gothenburg, where we will also be offering jet traffic in the future. But it will not be in-house. Which solution we will take is something we are working on right now and may possibly have an answer to after the summer,” Hofverberg said.