Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4146 posts, RR: 37 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 870 times:
Saab has confirmed that Shuttle America will get 9 additional Saab S340A in addition to the 9 already in service. Interesting IMO that the leases are comparably short-term, only for three and four years. Means that they have to decide on a replacement rather soon, maybe already late next year.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8862 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 822 times:
I believe the reason for the short term leases are that Shuttle America is interested in Regional Jets, especially the FRJ-328. I believe the Saab 340s are just a temporary measure until they get more cash (they just came out from Chapter 11).