Empire Airways to Accept Saab 340A for Contract Charter Flights

Empire Airways to Accept Saab 340A for Contract Charter Flights

Saab Aircraft Leasing will deliver a Saab 340A to Empire Airways of
Farmingdale, New York, at the end of this summer for group charters and
corporate shuttle flights.

Based at Republic Airport, Empire was established in August 2003 and has
clients including major corporations, schools and private individuals in
the niche market of Long Island, New York, the Cape Islands and
Connecticut. The Saab 340A, with 30-seats, will assist Empire in its
growth strategy of carrying additional passengers on its flights.
Currently, Empire has two BAe Jetstream 31s in 10- and 12-seat

"The people at Saab are the reason we chose the Saab 340. Their
professionalism, diligence and overall can-do attitude made the choice
an easy one," said Empire President and Owner John Zaremba.

"We welcome Empire as a new customer and know that the larger Saab 340A
will spur this operation's growth as it seeks to expand its contract
work for various casinos and resorts in New York and the surrounding
area," said SAL President and CEO Michael Magnusson.

Saab Aircraft Leasing manages a portfolio of 289 Saab 340 and Saab 2000
aircraft leased to 25 customers in 13 countries. With 35 employees, the
company's head office is in Washington, DC and has regional offices in
Stockholm, Sweden; Tokyo, Japan. SAL is part of the Saab Aviation
Services Business Unit of Saab AB.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defense, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in system

For further information, please contact:

Michael Magnusson, Saab Aircraft Leasing
Telephone +1 703 406 7220

John Zaremba, Empire Airways
Telephone +1 631 777 2517

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