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Silver Airways fleet expansion continues

US Airline continues to build strong market presence in The Bahamas and Florida with the purchase of six additional Saab 340Bplus aircraft. 

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Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012

Silver Airways Silver Airways Corp announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase six additional Saab 340Bplus aircraft. This latest acquisition brings the total number of Saab 340s in the Silver Airways fleet to 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“This fleet acquisition is another giant step forward in our goal to build the dream airline,” said Darrell Richardson, chief executive officer of Silver Airways. “Like the first six Saabs, these aircraft will enhance and expand our growth opportunities. The Saab 340BPlus has a generation III cabin that allows us to offer a higher quality of service and continue to build on our strong market presence in Florida and The Bahamas.”


Saab 340Bplus aircraft features comfortable seating for 34 passengers, large, easy-to-access overhead bins, personalized flight attendant service and an active noise reduction system, according to the airline.

Silver Airways will integrate all 12 of the planes into its fleet by September 2012. Each aircraft will be subject to a period of inspection and certification under US and Bahamian aviation regulations to ensure full compliance with all safety and operational requirements prior to initiating scheduled passenger service.

In-service dates for the new planes are expected to be announced following the receipt of regulatory approvals.

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