Flag carrier of Latvia, airBaltic has placed an additional order for 30 more Airbus A220 jets. With this order, the total order book for the airline will be 80 aircraft.
airBaltic wants more Airbus A220
The Latvian carrier already operates a fleet of 44 Airbus A220 jets. In 2016, it was the launch customer & by 2020, whole fleet consisted of only A220s as the airline phased out the Boeing 737 & Bombardier Dash 8 from its fleet.
airBaltic in this Dubai Airshow has placed an order for 30 Airbus A220-300 jets along with 20 options for the same. The airline can exercise the options as & when it need. It is planning to operate a fleet of 100 Airbus A220 aircraft by the end of 2030. For almost 7 years, the Airbus A220 has been the backbone of the airline’s operations & has played an integral role in the international operation expansion of the airline. airBaltic was the launch customer of the Airbus A220 aircraft. Now,with this order, it is slated to become the largest Airbus A220 customer in Europe.
Airbus A220-300 is a modern airliner in its category. It has a seating capacity of 120-150 passengers. With a range of 3,450 nautical miles, it has opened various horizons for the airline as there are no aircraft directly in competition from other manufacturers. Compared to previous generation aircraft, Airbus A220 has 25% less fuel buen & Carbon Dioxide emissions per seat. In its category, it has the largest cabin, seats & windows.
Martin Gauss, airBaltic’s President and CEO, remarked, “Today signifies a significant achievement in airBaltic’s history – our ambitions to operate a fleet of 100 aircraft by 2030 for the first time. The Airbus A220-300 has been a cornerstone of our operations for almost seven years, playing a crucial role in airBaltic’s international success. As the global launch customer for the Airbus A220-300, we take pride in continuing to champion this aircraft. We extend our gratitude to Airbus for their remarkable support, trust, and collaboration throughout these years.”
Airbus CCO Christian Scherer thanked airBaltic for being their ambassador for the Airbus A220 series with this repeat order. He said that Airbus is proud to extend this partnership well into the future with this latest order.
airBaltic is Latvia’s flag carrier airline, with its main office located in Riga, the country’s capital. The airline was founded in 1995, started flying in 1996, and has been instrumental in establishing connections between Latvia and other European locations ever since.
Primarily, airBaltic functions from its principal hub located at Riga International Airport (RIX). It provides a large number of flights to locations throughout Europe. It operates mostly Airbus A220 fleet. The Airbus A220 is renowned for both its comfort level and fuel efficiency.
With a focus on linking the Baltic region with major European cities, airBaltic offers service to a variety of well-liked business and leisure locations. The airline was among the first to use the cutting-edge Airbus A220. Its fleet consists of only one type of aircraft, demonstrating its dedication to operational efficiency.
AirBaltic offers charter services in addition to scheduled flights to meet the various needs of both business and leisure travelers.