BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines (TF, Stockholm Bromma) has appointed Skyworld Aviation to remarket the entire fleet of ten Avro RJs, consisting of two ARJ-85s and eight ARJ-100s, as it nears the quadjets' retirement by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

"The aircraft will be released from service between 4Q19 and 1Q20 and are available for sale only. Serviceable aircraft and break-up candidates are on offer," the aircraft marketing organisation said in a press release.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, all ten BAe Systems quadjets are currently operated by production unit BRA - Braathens Regional Aviation on behalf of its parent airline. The two ARJ85s are both over 26 years of age, while the ARJ100s' age varies from 18.7 to 25.2 years.

With eight units, BRA is currently the world's largest ARJ100 operator. Two of these aircraft are currently inactive.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, BRA currently deploys the ARJs on scheduled services out of Stockholm Bromma to Gothenburg Landvetter, Malmö, Östersund, and Umeå, as well as from Gothenburg to Lyon St. Exupéry. It also runs charter flights to the Mediterranean with these aircraft.

The airline's fleet also includes thirteen Avions de Transport Régional turboprops operated by the group's BRA - Braathens Regional Airways (DC, Trollhättan) unit - three ATR72-500s and ten -600s. Going forward, BRA plans to focus on turboprop operations. It recently confirmed it would not be taking deliveries of ten A220-100s it had on order. However, Swedish media outlets reported that the carrier was likely to subcontract operations on its trunk routes, particularly between Stockholm and Gothenburg, to jet ACMI specialists, with Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) named as the frontrunner.