Saab 340

Our Swedish princess

Air Chathams has 3 Saab 340's turbo-prop aircraft on duty in the airline.  Widely used by commuter airlines around the world, the Saab 340 is an excellent fit for New Zealand conditions.  A comfortable and spacious cabin for up to 36 passengers, the Saab is renowned for its performance and reliability.  The aircraft is crewed by two pilots and one flight attendant with gallery facilities for food and beverage preparation in flight.  Our Saab 340's are mainly used on the Auckland to Whanganui and Auckland to Kapiti passenger schedules.  Scheduled lengthening of the runway at Whakatane Airport will also allow the trial introduction of Saab 340 aircraft direct to Whakatane when available.

The Saab 340 is also available for charter to other destinations if required.


Aircraft Specifications 
Speed470 kilometres per hour
Max Altitude25,000 feet
Pressurised CabinYes
No. of Pilots2
No. of Flight Attendants1
Inflight CateringAvailable
Toilet Yes