Saab 340A Overview
Once the most popular commuter aircraft in the world, the Saab 340 continues to be a frequently charter aircraft for group travel. The two primary variants are the Saab 340A, which is the first aircraft developed and features seating for between 30 and 36, and the Saab 340B, which features seating for 33 to 36 and an upgraded General Electric engine. Their compact size and ample seating means that the Saab 340 charters are usually scheduled for large group charter flights.
Saab 340A Interior
At almost 6’ in cabin height, the Saab 340 doesn’t require as much crouching as competing aircraft. It features a unique seating arrangement, with one seat on the left side of the plane, and two seats on the right. Because there are no middle seats, this seating arrangement is also great for conversations, or for spending some time alone to work. The Saab 340B+ also comes equipped with noise cancellation speakers.
Saab 340A Performance
The Saab 340 chooses comfort over speed. Though it taps out at about 271 knots (312 mph), its low flying altitude and solid design make it a smooth, comfortable ride for large group travel. The 340B model uses two General Electric CT7-9B turboprops which provide power for takeoff. Most of the Saab 340 A and B charters are perfectly used to transport large groups up to 1,000 miles for business or pleasure.