Cayman Airways has added its first Saab 340B, which will operate on the airline's route between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
The airline had operated only Boeing 737s and de Havilland Canada Twin Otters.
“We are thrilled to take possession of this new aircraft, which will officially start flying scheduled flights in September,” says Cayman Airways president and chief executive Fabian Whorms.
Cayman Airways says the 34-seat Saab 340B will replace 30-seat Embraer 120 Brasilias on the route, which had been wetleased from InterCaribbean Airways.
Registered N421JG, the Saab 340B was built in 1997, Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets shows. The aircraft was first operated by now-defunct US regional carrier Mesaba Airlines that subsequently merged with Pinnacle Airlines, which is now Delta Air Lines subsidiary Endeavor Air.