July 16 2018  |  Events

​airBaltic brings A220-300 to 2018 Farnborough Airshow

By Rick Lundstrom

The Latvian airline airBaltic participated in the 2018 Farnborough Airshow July 16 and 17 with Airbus displaying the A220-300.

“With our firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 and the additional 30 options, we are in a strong position to take advantage of the unmatched economics of this new aircraft,” said Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic in today’s announcement.

On May 2, airBaltic announced a firm purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 30 A220-300 (previously the CS300 by Bombardier) aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type. The order complements the existing order of 20 A200-300s forms the backbone of the new airBaltic’s business plan for future expansion.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried more than 1,300,000 passengers on the A220-300, with every fourth airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. The A220-300 has completed more than 13,000 flights and flown more 35,000 block hours.

The A220-300 aircraft offers benefits for passengers as wide seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin and improved lavatories. It also has a smaller noise footprint and a reduced emissions of CO2 .

airBaltic serves more than 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. For summer 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London.

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