Eastern adds another Saab 2000

Eastern Airways is to expand its Saab 2000 fleet to nine with the introduction of an extra aircraft, which has already been acquired and will enter service in the coming weeks.

This latest addition will initially be assigned to charter services operating for the oil and gas industry, which also includes the recently awarded major contract with BP flying between Aberdeen and Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles.

Paul Alcock, Eastern Airways’ managing director, commented, “The Saab 2000 is an extremely flexible aircraft that can operate on both short and longer runways, which is ideally suited to our long term charter services for the oil and gas industry. The aircraft type is also used on our scheduled network and to European destinations for ad-hoc charters.”

A network of services across to 20 airports in the UK, Norway and France is operated by the airline using a fleet of 31 regional aircraft.

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