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Larger Gulfstream planes head to The Bahamas

US flight operator Gulfstream International Airlines has reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase six, 34-seat aircraft to fly routes between Florida and The Bahamas. The planes will be rolled out over the next year. 

Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011

Gulfstream International Airlines has reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to obtain six, 34-seat Saab 340Bplus aircraft.

Saab340The Fort Lauderdale-based airline, which serves more destinations in The Bahamas than any other US carrier, will deploy all six Saabs on its Florida/Bahamas routes, replacing the smaller, 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.

“This investment will enhance our customers’ flight experiences by providing them with the premium service and comfort they value and deserve” says Darrell Richardson, chief executive officer of Gulfstream International Airlines.

Saab 340Bplus aircraft features include: seating for 34 passengers; large, easy-to-access overhead bins; and an active noise reduction system. The airline will also run a personalized flight attendant service on these routes.


Minister of Environment Earl Deveaux met with key members of the maritime industry in Norway earlier in the week. The Minister took the opportunity to highlight the government's work on establishing a "maritime cluster" and expanding maritime services.

Despite signs of a modest slowdown in global growth, key domestic indicators suggest a continuation of the positive, although mild and narrow, recovery momentum in September, according to the latest economic report from The Central Bank of The Bahamas. Download the full report here.

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