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Carrier Adds Fourth Saabs

SILVER Airways continues to upgrade its fleet, having accepted delivery of its fourth Saab 340Bplus. The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier, which received US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate the Saab 340Bplus aircraft in March 2012, has secured agreements with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase a total of 12 of the advanced turboprops. Silver Airways expects to integrate all 12 of its Saab 340Bplus aircraft into its fleet by September 2012. Each Saab 340Bplus has seating for 34 passengers. The new aircraft will be used to upgrade service on existing routes, increase frequencies and allow Silver Airways to add new service in additional markets. Darrell Richardson, chief executive of Silver Airways, said: "In the relatively short period since we initiated passenger service using the Saab 340's, the response has been tremendous. "This fourth new Saab furthers our commitment to deliver the very best flight experience for our valued customers. Silver Airways operates more than 100 daily scheduled flights to and from 29 gateways in Florida, The Bahamas, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm.

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