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19th Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic

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Dana Ermolenko
Country: Latvia Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Air Baltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on May 25, 2019 in Rigawelcomed its 19thAirbus A220-300jet, registered as YL-AAS. This was the fifth Airbus A220-300received this year and three more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year. 

Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every second airBalticpassenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’shave completed more than 27 000flights and flown over 69 000 block hours. 

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016,airBaltic Airbus A220-300’s have beenin more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Due toarrival of newAirbus A200-300aircraft, a growing number of destinations are served by it. The latest destinations where airBalticflies its Airbus A220-300’sare Menorca and Kos.

The Airbus A220-300has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more.

The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2and NOXemissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

As informed previously, airBaltic will end its Boeing 737fleet operations in autumn 2019, one year ahead of the original plan. The airline aims to minimize complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic.

airBalticserves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In summer season 2019,airBaltichas launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca. 



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