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Scan Con Airways becomes first Saab 340 Customer in Denmark

Scan Con Airways becomes first Saab 340 Customer in Denmark Scan Con Airways, with bases in Thisted and Alborg, Denmark, will introduce a Saab 340 to its fleet this month. The company, 100% owned by Scandinavian Contractors Denmark, becomes the first Danish operator of the 340, and revenue service will commence on the new Copenhagen Roskilde - Alborg route on 1st March. Scan Con Airways' Managing Director Thomas Madsen commented that the airline is delighted upgrading to the Saab 340 previously flying Shorts 360 and Embraer Bandeirante flights on its domestic scheduled network. "The Saab 340 is a comfortable and reliable mini airliner. It has an excellent interior and our crews are looking forward to flying it," said Thomas Madsen. "We are delighted to welcome the start of Saab 340 operations in Denmark with Scan Con," said Michael Magnusson, President of Saab Aircraft Leasing. "The 340 continues to be a popular choice for smaller regional operators moving up from 19-seat unpressurised and 30-seat aircraft and we look forward to working with Thomas Madsen and his team to ensure that the aircraft has successful entry into service in Denmark.". Some 20% of Scan Con Airways passengers will be Scandinavian Contractors Denmark employees. In total the airline expects to carry 30,000 passengers this year on a network and which links Copenhagen with Thisted/Alesund, plus Alborg - Oslo. Maintenance on the 340 will be carried out by Business Flight of Sindal, Denmark. Saab Aircraft Leasing manages a portfolio of about 300 Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft leased to 28 airlines around the world. With 38 employees, its head-office is in Washington, DC. Saab Aircraft Leasing is part of the Saab Aviation Services Business Area of Saab AB. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capabilities in systems integration. For further information, please contact: Dag Waldenström, Saab Aircraft Leasing Phone:+46 8 700 67 40 dag.waldenstrom@sal.saab.se Fax: +46 8 700 67 60 Michael Magnusson, Saab Aircraft Leasing Phone +1 703 406-7220 michael.magnusson@sal.saabus.se Fax: + 1 703 406-7227 www.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/03/21/20020321BIT00600/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/03/21/20020321BIT00600/wkr0002.pdf