airBaltic to order 30 CS300 more
Marupe - Air Baltic has made a further order for 30 CS300 from Bombardier and has agreed with the Canadian aircraft manufacturer for 15 options and 15 acquisition rights.
The fixed part of the order is worth $2.9 billion at list price alone. With this latest agreement, Bombardier now has over 400 orders for the CSeries.
The total order would come to 60 aircraft on a list value of 5.9 billion dollars. As part of its "Destination 2025" strategy, Air Baltic wants to establish an all CSeries fleet.
This significant reorder from our launch operator airBaltic is a strong testament to the aircraft's outstanding performance, and we are very proud that CSeries has helped airBaltic become the most punctual airline in the world,said Fred Cromer, the President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. With the latest order, airBaltic has firmly ordered a total of 50 CSeries aircraft and became the second largest customer of the type after Delta. Latvia's regional airline operator aims to expand its network from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia.
As a former customer of the CSeries, we had looked far ahead and insisted that high technology and cost-effectiveness helped us to maintain consistent profitability,said Air Baltic CEO Martin Gauss.
The CS300 consumes 22 percent less fuel than its predecessors, and we will grow to more than 80 aircraft within three years and disassemble older aircraft.
Recently ordered aircraft are to be delivered from the end of 2019. Before those deliveries, twelve already ordered CSeries will be handed over to the Nordic carrier. Eight CS300 are already in service at Air Baltic.