Riga - On July 20, Latvian national carrier airBaltic received its tenth A220-300 registered as YL-CSJ.
AirBaltic has launched an upgraded cabin with new, comfortable seats on its latest two Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Passengers now benefit from additional enhancements such as more legroom, new pockets behind the magazine holders, hangers next to the seat for the jackets, more hand luggage space, larger lavatories and more. All AirBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will eventually get the improved cabin.
This is the first Airbus A220-300 aircraft we have received since Airbus officially overtook the program. We are proud of being the global launch operator of this aircraft type, and having such a strong partner like Airbus only benefits our airline,said Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic.
New aircraft is also much quieter with four times less noise footprint. At the moment, it is the most eco-friendly commercial aircraft in the world reducing the CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.
This year, on May 28, airBaltic announced a firm order for 30 Airbus A220-300 with options for 30 additional aircraft of the same type. The order complements the existing order of 20 A220-300 aircraft and is the backbone of the new airBaltic destinations by 2025.
AirBaltic has configured the Canadian single-aisle to accommodate 148 passengers in one class. The operator is the largest European customer of the former CSeries, ahead of Swiss (30 firm orders, 17 delivered), and the second in the world just behind Delta Air Lines (75 expected).
By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 A220-300 aircraft on its fleet. The airline currently serves over 70 destinations in 34 countries from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius.