Scottish regional carrier Loganair is upgrading its fleet with two ex-Mesaba Airlines Saab 340Bs from the manufacturer's leasing division. The airline, which operates services under franchise for British Airways, will use the two 33-seaters to replace Shorts 360s on services between the Scottish mainland and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. The Saab's higher cruise speed will enable direct Shetland-Edinburgh services to be operated for the first time. Loganair has an option to lease a third Saab later.

Source: Flight International