June 3 2024  |  Seating

airBaltic selects RECARO's R2 seat

By Robynne Trueman in Hamburg, Germany

Mark Hiller, CEO of RECARO Aircraft Seating and RECARO Holding and Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic

RECARO Aircraft Seating’s R2 seat has been selected by airBaltic for its A220-300 aircraft. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2026.

The airBaltic fleet will be equipped with RECARO seats in a 148-seat cabin layout. The design will feature a contemporary light grey and white dress to align with the airline’s brand.

The R2 seat delivers environmental and economic benefits to the airline with a lightweight structure that reflects RECARO’s commitment to sustainability, the press release said. The installation of the R2 seat can offer lower fuel consumption reduced maintenance costs over the seat’s lifetime.

The R2 seat also features an enhanced cushion for the seat bottom and backrest, an integrated headrest and USB-C power at each seat.

"Teaming up with airBaltic marks an exciting opportunity for us at RECARO," said Mark Hiller, CEO of RECARO Aircraft Seating and RECARO Holding. "Our R2 will elevate passenger comfort within the airBaltic cabin to new levels, and I am confident this collaboration is the beginning of a long-lasting partnership.”

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic noted that it has been eight years since airBaltic became the global launch operator of the A220-300 aircraft. 

“To elevate the passenger comfort and travel experience even more, we are excited to reveal our plans to collaborate with RECARO Aircraft Seating on our new seat offer, which will benefit the airBaltic passengers travelling within the airline’s wide network in Europe and beyond,” said Gauss.

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