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AirBaltic: CS300 performance ‘exceeding expectations’

Latvian carrier airBaltic reported its Bombardier CS300 operation performance is exceeding expectations since launching scheduled flights in December. The CS300 launch customer took delivery of the aircraft Nov. 28, 2016, and launched its first flight from Riga to Amsterdam Dec. 14. It received its second CS300 Dec. 31. The two aircraft have completed more than 100 flights and flown o...

airBaltic Receives the Second CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic has received the second of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. The modernized fleet will ensure growth of the carrier with at least 10 additional routes and 16% more tickets on sale in 2017.   The second CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSB, departed from Montreal Mirabel shortly before midnight local time on the last day of 2016 and arrived in Riga in...

airBaltic Brings Record Passenger

The Latvian airline airBaltic brought the record passenger to Riga airport this year – Ms Airi Noor, an Estonian travelling from Tallinn to Riga. Ms Noor was number 5 390 000th customer serviced at Riga International Airport this year. The addition of brand new and larger CS300 jets to airBaltic fleet means that the carrier can offer 16% more tickets in 2017, as the number of available se...

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Successfully Starts Revenue Service with airBaltic

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulated launch operator airBaltic on the superb execution of the CS300 aircraft’s first commercial flight. With 120 passengers aboard, including local media, the flight departed Riga and landed in Amsterdam. airBaltic is operating the CS300 aircraft in a 145-seat, two-class configuration. The airline has ordered a total of 20 CS300 aircraft. “air...

Bombardier Delivers First CS300 Aircraft to airBaltic

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to launch operator Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic), the flag carrier of Latvia. The CS300 is the larger variant of Bombardier’s all new C Series aircraft, which is designed to carry between 130 and 150 passengers. The handover to airBaltic comes just five months after the successful entry into service of...

airBaltic Announces World Debut of CS300

The Latvian airline airBaltic will start Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14, 2016 on its route linking Riga with Amsterdam. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “CS300 is a great aircraft, and a great improvement for our customers this Christmas. We are delighted to announce that the historic first airBaltic commercial flight with Bombardier CS300 will li...

First Operator airBaltic Ramps up for Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Entry-into-Service

European Regions Airline Association General Assembly – Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that excellent progress is being made in preparation for the CS300 aircraft’s entry-into-service (EIS) with launch operator Air Baltic Corporation AS (“airBaltic”) later this year. In addition to the receipt of the CS300 aircraft Type Validation awarded by the Eur...

airBaltic Starts a Massive Recruitment Campaign

The Latvian airline airBaltic is planning to recruit around 1,000 professionals over the next five years, to support the carrier’s growth under Horizon2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic is scheduled to take delivery of its first Bombardier CS300 aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2016. This will create new and better flight connect...