Gulfstream International Airlines (“Gulfstream”) has
reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase six,
34-seat Saab 340Bplus aircraft. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline,
which primarily serves desitnationsin the Bahamas, will deploy all
six Saab’s along its Florida/Bahamas routes, replacing
smaller, 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.
The carrier will integrate the six Saab 340Bplus’ into its
fleet over a nine-month period beginning in mid-November 2011 when
the first 340Bplus is slated for delivery. Each aircraft will be
subject to a period of inspection and certification under U.S. 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 aircraft type will
be announced upon receipt of regulatory approvals.
Saab 340Bplus aircraft features include comfortable seating for
34 passengers, large, easy-to-access overhead bins, personalized
flight attendant service, an active noise reduction system, and
convenient on-board lavatories.